WilCo Judge Gravell pleads guilty to violating own COVID-19 order

Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell has pleaded guilty to violating his own COVID-19 coronavirus stay-at-home order earlier this year and using county resources to do so.

A complaint was filed against the judge after Gravell attended his grandson's birthday party in April, just weeks after issuing a stay-at-home order for the county in March.

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The complaint also said that Gravell wore firefighter gear from the Jarrell Fire Department to the party and that he had a Williamson County Sheriff's Office deputy drive him.

Judge Gravell will now pay a $1,000 fine. He had also been charged with abuse of official capacity and official oppression but those charges have been dropped. 

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