According to court documents specifically cause no. 33245, State of Texas vs. Tina Egelston in the County Court at Law Atascosa County, Texas, on Feb. 11, 2019 Egelston was found Not Guilty of the charge of one count of impersonating a security officer which was alleged to have been committed on June 17, 2016.
According to court documents, the state accused the defendant of impersonating a security officer, alleged to have been committed on or about June 17, 2016. To this charge the defendant plead not guilty. The Honorable Robert A. Brendel was the presiding judge. The jury verdict read: We, the jury, find the defendant, Tina Egelston, Not Guilty of impersonating a security officer as charged in the information.
Relevant statutes regarding Count I, Impersonating a Security Officer are: A person commits an offense of Impersonating a Security Officer if the person knowingly purports to exercise any function that requires registration as a noncommissioned security officer. To prove that the defendant is guilty of Impersonating a Security Officer, the State must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following elements. These elements are: 1. The defendant knowingly purported to exercise a function that requires registration as a noncommissioned security officer; and 2. The defendant was not, at the time in question registered as a noncommissioned security officer.
Additionally, according to court documents Cause no. 16-11-0292, The State of Texas vs. Tina Egelston, in the District Court 81st/218th Judicial District, Atascosa County a trial court verdict of Not Guilty was signed and entered Nov 19, 2018. Steven C. Hilbig, Retired Justice, Fourth Court of Appeals, sitting by assignment, presided. This case was called for trial and both parties announced ready and trial was had without a jury. After conclusion of the evidence, legal argument was made regarding the sufficiency of the evidence and the State of Texas requested the Court consider the offense of theft as an alternative to the charge of abuse of official capacity that was alleged in the indictment. The Court, having considered the evidence presented and the legal authorities presented by the parties entered a verdict of Not Guilty.