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Former Brownsville fire chief charged with theft

Carlos Elizondo was charged with{ }theft by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property, both third-degree felonies. (Photo courtesy of Cameron County Sheriff's Office)

Update: Elizondo has been released from the Cameron County jail.

Original story: Former Brownsville fire Chief Carlos Elizondo turned himself in to the Cameron County District Attorney's office Tuesday afternoon after two warrants were issued for his arrest, according to a news release from Cameron County District Attorney Luis V. Saenz.

Elizondo was charged with theft by a public servant and misapplication of fiduciary property, both third-degree felonies. Bond was set at $17,000 for both charges.

Tuesday morning, law enforcement officials conducted a search warrant at Elizondo's home, where Elizondo's attorneys were "advised that there were two warrants for his arrest," according to the news release.

Elizondo's attorney Noe Garza tells CBS 4 News he believes the charges are "bogus" and will dispute them in court.

Elizondo is expected to be released from the Cameron County jail Tuesday afternoon.

The city of Brownsville announced last month that Elizondo was demoted to fire lieutenant.

Check back for updates.

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