HAMILTON, Texas (KWTX) An attorney for a Hamilton County guy arrested final 12 months on a drug price is threatening to sue Hamilton County’s sheriff because he says the sheriff arrested the incorrect guy.
James Matthew Robinson was arrested in 2018 in connection with a drug trafficking investigation that led deputies to a telephone wide variety they used to installation heroin buy, lawyer Ty Clevenger says in a letter to Sheriff Justin Caraway.
In a letter sent Thursday to Caraway, Clevenger says Robinson has maintained for extra than 12 months that “his arrest becomes the result of incorrect identification.” Clevenger says the arrest got here after Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Ray Miller used a phone wide variety to speak with a “Matt Robinson” to buy heroin; however, that range is assigned to a commercial enterprise where Robinson in no way labored and is various Robinson has never used.
“It should no longer be tough to determine out the character to whom that phone quantity became assigned. As a result, it has to be now not very tough to determine whether or not your department arrested the wrong individual,” Clevenger wrote. Clevenger wrote inside the letter that he first notified the sheriff last December about the difficulty; however, since the difficulty has not yet been cleared up, Robinson cannot get a process because his heritage suggests the felony drug arrests.
“My client is unable to discover work due to the fact he has an unresolved prison drug price on his record,” and “Meanwhile, the longer this drags out, the more potent the civil rights case against you and the county will become,” Clevenger wrote. No lawsuit has yet been filed, Clevenger stated. Caraway changed into no longer available for remark Friday.