LEAGUE CITY — New allegations of domestic violence surfaced against former Galveston County District Clerk Jason Murray who was indicted on charges that he used a gun during an assault on his wife last year.
Murray 38 remained jailed Tuesday on a $201000 bond following his Sunday booking into the Galveston County Jail on a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
A grand jury on Friday indicted Murray in an April 9 2011 incident at the couple’s former League City home Galveston County Prosecutor James Haugh said.
Murray was elected in a 2010 countywide Republican landslide but he resigned in April amid assault allegations.
Murray pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor family assault charge stemming from a Dec. 8 incident in which he struck his wife as they drove home from a party in Houston.
Murray was jailed in Harris County in June on a probation violation stemming from accusations he violated court orders that prevented him from contacting his wife.
Murray’s wife didn’t report to police the alleged incident involving the gun. The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office learned about the allegation from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office Haugh said.
Haugh declined to release details about the alleged assault.
Murray also was charged with driving while intoxicated in March. That charge has not been adjudicated Haugh said.
Murray listed a Houston address when signing a pauper’s oath seeking representation from a court-appointed attorney.
No attorney had been assigned as of Tuesday. Murray stated on the court document that he’d been jailed since June 20 and had no income.
If Murray makes bond he’s bound by special conditions that prevent him from going within 200 yards of his wife her residence or work.
Murray must also pay for and wear a GPS monitoring system and his wife could have a receiver that lets her know of his whereabouts court documents state.
A divorce proceeding is scheduled for jury trial on Oct. 22.