Hockley County Attorney Anna Hord has announced that all parties have agreed to abate or suspend the case to remove Constable for Precinct 5, Michael Lance Scott from office. The case is being abated pending resolution of all criminal cases, including three misdemeanor charges and two felony charges.
Upon resolution of the criminal cases, the plaintiff in the case will be required to file a motion to dismiss or a motion to continue the case.
Scott was indicted for stalking and abuse of official capacity in March. He was arrested for public intoxication and assault family violence in January and driving while intoxicated in November.