West Texas councilman indicted in domestic violence case

Posted at 1:54 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 14:54:03-05

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a West Texas city councilman says the official plans to finish his term following his indictment on a charge related to a domestic violence incident.

The El Paso Times reports city representative Sam Morgan was indicted last month on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that authorities say stems from allegations he hit his wife on Oct. 4.

According to the indictment, Morgan, 54, is also accused (AP Style 1) of threatening his wife with a firearm.

Morgan’s attorney, Leonard Morales, said his client plans to plead not guilty and “let the legal process take its way forward.” Morgan is free on a $15,000 bond.

Morales said Morgan intends to fulfill the rest of his term, which ends in November 2020.

Morgan had previously faced a misdemeanor assault charge stemming from the October incident.

(AP Style 1)(do not use 'accused killer'; see Stylebook)