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Dash cam video released in Jasper County arrest investigation

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The Texas Attorney General's office has completed it's investigation on the arrest of a 67-year-old mentally challenged Jasper County woman.

In the Attorney General's letter to the Jasper County District Attorney, it stated that there is not enough sufficient evidence to proceed with a criminal investigation.

Now that the case is closed, the dash cam video was released exclusively to 12News.

In January, Deputy William Land arrived at Virginia Green's home, minutes after she was accused of making fake 9-1-1 calls.

In the video, you can see Land walking to Green's property line.

There's no audio. But, Green claims she was asked by Deputy Land to sign papers. She says she told Land she was going into her home to get her glasses.

"I'm turning around to go into the house and when he grabbed me, he grabbed me by my hair and he pulled me across my chain linked fence," said Green.

The Sheriff's Office tells us another story.

"She threatened to get a gun and kill him," said Sheriff Mitchel Newman with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

At no point in the video do you see Land pull green over the fence. You do see Land reach across the fence and grab Green.

A struggle ensues, the locked fence gate is then broken and Land goes onto Green's property to make an arrest.

The video then shows Land pulling her near the street where she's handcuffed.

He then gets in his patrol car and leaves her handcuffed on the ground.

"He went back to the car and moved his vehicle. He wanted to make sure everything was picked up on that camera," said Sheriff Newman.

But, not everything was picked up on the camera.

Sheriff Newman says Land was then forced to use a taser; twice.

"We don't like it. But, you got to protect yourself," said Newman.

Green says she was trying to protect herself.

"He beat me in my kidney area. He beat me in my back. I was screaming for someone to please help me," said Green.

Green claims this is an assault that shouldn't get swept under the rug.

"I have rights just like everyone else. I'm 67- years- old. I'm handicapped. I can barely walk simply over me calling 9-1-1," she said.

According to Sheriff Newman, Green claimed she was beaten by Land while on the way to the jail. Sheriff Newman says that's impossible because there is glass between the seats and Land's dash cam video doesn't show him stopping his patrol unit.

Green has been charged with resisting arrest and making fake 9-1-1 calls.

She tells 12News that they weren't fake. She said she was calling because of suspicious vehicles driving by her home.

The Sheriff's Office tells 12News that deputies told her multiple times that 9-1-1 is for emergencies only and that she should call the Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Newman says Green did not comply and continued to call 9-1-1.

 

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