Hidalgo County JP jailed on misdemeanor charge

Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace Homero Jasso Sr. was booked in and out of county jail Wednesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a hit-and-run crash.

Jasso, Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4, Place 2 in Edinburg, was charged with duty on striking an unattended vehicle, a Class B misdemeanor. He was arraigned in the Edinburg Municipal Court and issued a $1,000 personal recognizance bond, according to jail records.

Jasso, 74, crashed into a parked vehicle at a hamburger restaurant on East University Drive in Edinburg at about 12:45 p.m., Nov. 27, and allegedly fled the scene, the Advance News Journal first reported last month. An Edinburg municipal judge issued a warrant for his arrest.

The Advance News reported Jasso would turn himself in to police Wednesday to avoid arrest.

Jasso could not be immediately reached for comment as of press time.

A Class B misdemeanor is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine upon a conviction.