County official resigns following court plea

Milam County Tax Assessor-Collector, Kolette Morgan pleaded “no contest” to a state jail felony attempted theft $1,500 to $20,000 by a public servant in the 20th Judicial District Court of Milam County Wednesday morning, according to a statement released by District Attorney Bill Torrey.
Judge John W. Youngblood placed Ms. Morgan on three years deferred adjudication probation with standard conditions of probation, and she was ordered to pay a $2,500 fine, court costs and restitution in an amount yet to be determined. 
According to Torrey’s statement, Morgan will be required to cooperate with law enforcement and agree to consent to a polygraph, if requested. As part of the plea bargain agreement, Morgan has tendered her resignation to Milam County Judge David Barkemeyer, effective Friday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. 
Torrey said the The Texas Attorney General’s law enforcement division headed the investigation.