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Williamson County Sheriff Chody indicted on felony evidence tampering charge

Williamson County Sheriff's Office
Posted at 12:03 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-28 15:07:49-04

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody has been indicted on felony evidence tampering charge.

The charge stems from the destruction of video in Javier Ambler's death, according to records.

40-year-old Javier Ambler died in the custody of Williamson County deputies on March 28, 2019. Ambler had led police and Live PD camera operators on a 22-minute car chase that began when he allegedly failed to dim his headlights to oncoming traffic.

Body camera footage from Ambler's arrest shows that police used stun guns three times while taking him into custody, even after he told police he was suffering from congestive heart failure. He died minutes later.

Records indicate County Attorney Jason Nassour also faces the same charges.