Newton County Sheriff: evidence was destroyed, Texas Rangers notified

Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles is calling for an investigation into missing evidence in ongoing criminal investigations.

NEWTON COUNTY - Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles is calling for an investigation into missing evidence in ongoing criminal investigations.

"There has been some evidence destroyed prior to us coming into office, and as a result a couple cases have been dismissed and we are calling the proper authorities in to investigate," said Newton County Sheriff Billy Rowles

The DPS released a statement saying that Texas rangers are aware of the concerns. The Texas rangers have not initiated an investigation into this matter at this time. 

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