Former Wharton County Sheriff’s deputy takes own life amid investigation
Officials with the Wharton County District Attorney’s Office confirmed a former sheriff’s deputy took his own life over the weekend. The suicide comes during an on-going investigation into accusations against former deputy James Elliot. She is charged with “abandon/endanger a child.”Court documents said Misty Elliot is accused of being told “on more than one occasion” about the abuse and “failed to report James Elliot to law enforcement.”There was no answer at a home listed for Misty Elliot. The online news outlet also reported James Elliot had recently been indicted in the case. Allison said she was told James Elliot took his own life Saturday in the town of Seymour, Texas.