Ex-Mancos marshal pleads guilty to misconduct

Posted at 12:17 PM, Mar 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-26 14:17:49-04

The former marshal of the small, southwestern Colorado town of Mancos has pleaded guilty to official misconduct.

The Denver Post reports ( ) John Cox entered his plea Thursday and was sentenced to six months of probation. He was the top law enforcement officer in Mancos until November when he resigned following an arrest for driving under the influence.

Days later he was charged in a separate case with perjury, false reporting and a computer crime.

Prosecutors say Cox falsified a speeding ticket, used a computer system without authorization and abused his power as a law officer. He was ordered to pay $224 in restitution to a woman who authorities say he falsely ticketed for speeding in a school zone.

Cox pleaded guilty in the DUI case earlier this month.


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