Grand Jury Indicts County Attorney on Year Old Charge

December 19, 2019 - Gary Rholes, Shelby County Attorney, was arrested on a charge of reckless driving, misdemeanor b, Thursday, December 19, 2019. He was booked in at the Shelby County Jail at 9:45am and was bonded out on a $2,500 bond.

The charge stems from an incident which took place one year ago.

A grand jury impaneled for the July term 2019 of the 123rd Judicial District Court indicted Rholes for driving while intoxicated - 2nd, class a misdemeanor. The indictment alleges on December 18, 2018 Rholes was driving intoxicated in an automobile with an open container of an alcoholic beverage. The document further alleges there was another container in the vehicle which had been opened and contained alcohol.

The grand jury further indicted Rholes for reckless driving, misdemeanor b. The indictment alleges on December 18, 2018 Rholes recklessly drove a vehicle in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of person or property. The indictment further states this was done by driving on the wrong side of the road toward oncoming traffic and at an unsafe speed swerving between lanes of traffic and into a ditch.

Rholes was already arrested in 2018 for the driving while intoxicated charge; however, not the reckless driving charge. A warrant was issued for Rholes following the indictments for that charge.