By Vanesa Brashier, firstname.lastname@example.org
A Harris County sheriff’s deputy, Travis Tanner Fulbright, 29, has been relieved from duty following his Aug. 9 arrest in Liberty County for charges related to a traffic accident.
The Texas Department of Public Safety sought a warrant for Fulbright’s arrest after he allegedly picked up his girlfriend from a crash scene to avoid prosecution.
“The girlfriend was possibly intoxicated at the time of the accident,” said Erik Burse, DPS spokesperson. “A warrant was filed in Liberty County and we executed the warrant.”
Burse said that anyone who interferes with a law enforcement investigation is subject to arrest.
“It’s against the law. You are removing credible information and evidence that hinders the investigation. It doesn’t matter who you are. No one should be above the law,” he said.
Fulbright was booked in at the Liberty County Jail on Aug. 9 but has since been released on a $1,500 personal recognizance bond.