Cameron County deputy constable arrested on charges of official oppression, theft

    (Source: Brownsville Police Department records)

    A deputy constable for Cameron County Precinct 4 was arrested on Monday.

    Jerry Xagoraris is charged with official oppression and theft.

    According to court documents, Xagoraris was employed at a Wal-Mart store in Brownsville as an off-duty security officer for more than four years.

    The documents state that from around June 26 to August 31, Xagoraris was caught on store surveillance taking assorted merchandise on 13 separate occasions. During each of the occasions, according to the documents, he was dressed in a Cameron County Constable uniform.

    The report stated that Xagoraris would ask store employees to unlock cabinets to get to the merchandise and employees were told to do what Xagoraris wanted because he was a law enforcement official.

    The report stated that Xagoraris would conceal merchandise inside a bag and place the bag inside of a grocery cart. He then, according to the report, would stage the cart in front of the store past the cash registers. Then after his shift was over, the report stated, he would grab the cart and exit the store without paying for the items.

    Xagoraris was also caught on surveillance video paying for some of the items in his basket at the self-checkout but didn’t scan all the items, according to the report.

    In all, according to the report, over $1,400 worth of merchandise was allegedly taken.

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