Resident files petition for LaPrade to be removed from office

VAN ZANDT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Thursday morning, Van Zandt County resident Dwayne Jones filed a petition with the Van Zandt County District Clerk's Office to have precinct 1 commissioner Ricky LaPrade removed from office.

District Clerk Karen Wilson said Jones filed the petition at 8:09 a.m. The petition was drafted and signed by Jones.

In Van Zandt county a single resident can file a petition to have an elected official removed from office with just one signature.

Jones next must apply for an order of citation with Van Zandt County District Judge Teresa Drum.

Commissioner LaPrade was arrested for DWI on Sunday July, 3 at 9:30 p.m. He was also arrested Friday July 1st for misapplication of fiduciary property and April for DWI.

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