Texas Rangers arrest Edcouch-Elsa trustee

The Texas Rangers arrested Elsa City Manager and Edcouch-Elsa school board Trustee Juan Jose “J.J.” Ybarra Monday afternoon, according to Hidalgo County jail records.

Ybarra was booked on Monday at 6:07 p.m. on a charge of misuse of official information and two counts of abuse of official capacity.

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2, Place 2 Jerry Muñoz issued Ybarra a $1,000 personal recognizance bond for the charge of misuse of official information and a $500 personal recognizance bond for each count of abuse of official capacity.

He was released from jail less than an hour later, at about 6:48 p.m.

Ybarra could not immediately be reached for comment Monday evening.