Trooper Charged

WESLACO, Texas (AP) - A South Texas state trooper is on suspension after he was charged with bribery, evidence tampring and tampering with a government document.

Trooper Juan Martin Ramon Jr. is assigned to the Weslaco office of the Texas Department of Public Safety. He was charged Friday for allegedly taking a $500 bribe, tampering with physical evidence from a criminal investigatino and preparing a false report.

The 27-year-old trooper is free on a $15,000 bond after he was booked Friday into the Hidalgo County Jail in Edinburg.

DPS spokeswoman Lisa Block isn't releasing details of its investigation.

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