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DMN -Judge quashes records-tampering indictment against Collin County assistant DA

Judge quashes records-tampering indictment against Collin County assistant DA 4:17 PM CT

04:24 PM CST on Friday, January 7, 2011

By ED HOUSEWRIGHT / The Dallas Morning News
ehousewright@dallasnews.com

A judge granted a motion today to quash an indictment against former Collin County first assistant district attorney Greg Davis.

"I’m pleased it worked out this way," said his attorney, Ted Steinke, who filed the motion. "I’m glad the law was on our side."

A grand jury indicted Davis on Dec. 28 on a charge of tampering with a governmental record, a state jail felony punishable by up to two years in jail. The case stemmed from the District Attorney’s investigation of the District Clerk’s office.

Judge David Brabham of Gregg County granted the motion to quash. He was appointed to hear the motion after state District Judge Mark Rusch recused himself.

"It didn’t go our way," said special prosecutor Terence Hart. "But I respect his opinion."

In his motion, Steinke said the indictment wording was too vague.

Brabham didn’t state a reason for granting the motion.