The arrest of a former Colorado County police officer reveals past misconduct, allegations of bigamy and forged documents

Rosenberg, Texas (KTRK) – Rosenberg Police have arrested a former Colorado County Sheriff for impersonating an officer at a construction site.

When the responding officer arrived at the scene, Christopher Cannon, 37, was seen in a Weimar police uniform with a gun in his holster and was carrying a badge, according to the department, a spokeswoman for the department said.

He said he had been working an extra job, as many officers do, but the officer found that he was not currently working at the desk he was wearing in his uniform.

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Records from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement show that he is not currently employed by any police agency.

TCOLE told ABC13 that his license has an administrative hold effective April 24, 2023, and that he is not eligible to serve as a peace officer.

The reservation was placed days before a Colorado County arrest warrant was issued for Cannon.

Currently, Cannon has three open cases of tampering or fabrication of evidence.

Hired as an Eagle Lake Police Officer in September of 2022.

Soon after, Colorado County officials said they were told he was a bigamist. According to an official, Cannon never divorced his wife before marrying someone else.

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The city has begun investigating the allegations.

On both November 7 and 30, the indictment states that Cannon provided officials with false documents supposedly from the Texas Department of Health intending to refute the allegation.

In March 2023, he was indicted on two counts of tampering or fabricating evidence by a grand jury.

While the investigation was still ongoing in Eagle Lake, Columbus police said they responded to an Eagle Lake police unit who was stuck in someone’s yard at 2100 Walnut Street around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 11.

The responding officers found that the emergency lights were on.

Cannon, who was off duty, arrived at the scene in his personal car to remove the degraded police unit, according to Columbus police.

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He was charged with reckless destruction, wreckage, and no insurance.

Eagle Lake Police Department and Canon parted ways on December 27, 2022. The terms of the separation are yet to be discovered.

Cannon was hired by the Weimar Police Department on January 16, 2023.

After learning of the allegations at Eagle Lake, a spokesperson for Weimar PD said it was terminated on February 17, 2023.

Records do not show that any other police departments hired him.

On April 17, 2023, a Columbus City Municipal Court clerk contacted Columbus to report that Cannon had filed a fraudulent insurance card with the court prior to his trial on tickets related to the accident.

An investigation was conducted, and the judge signed an affidavit of probable cause for his arrest for tampering with a government record.

When the Rosenberg police arrested him on Monday, Cannon was caught and arrested on a public warrant.

Officials said Cannon has since posted bail and has been released from the Fort Bend County Jail.

ABC13 spoke to Canon on the phone. He says the allegations are false, and the charges will be dropped based on evidence he has provided to his attorney, who has not been named.

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