Former Huntsville Police Officer Arrested for Assaulting Man in Custody

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A former Huntsville police officer was arrested Thursday by the Texas Rangers after being indicted by a Walker County grand jury Wednesday.

29-year-old Christopher Lee Myers of Willis was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Thursday morning around 11 a.m. and charged with Official Oppression for allegedly mistreating a person who was in his custody.

Court documents indicate Myers physically assaulted Eldon Jacob Fuller while he was in handcuffs on August 10, 2012.

Officials with the Walker County District Attorney's office say Fuller had been pulled over for a traffic violation and the officer's dash cam video recorded the incident. As a result of his arrest, Fuller was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and booked into the Walker County Jail. He bonded out after posting a $1000 bond. News 3 has also learned that about four months later on December 29th, Fuller was charged with Public Intoxication in Angelina County.

According to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education agency, Myers had been an officer for a little more than four years, serving most of it with Huntsville Police. His last day on the job with Huntsville Police is listed as March 8. Myers' TCLEOSE service record shows no previous disciplinary actions.

If convicted, Myers faces up to a year in prison and up to a $4,000 fine. After posting a $1,000 bond, he was release from jail.