A City of South Houston city council member is accused of trying to pay detectives for information on a traffic accident involving his 21-year-old son.
"Robert Garcia has been charged with two counts of bribery of a police officer," says Angela Weltin at the Harris County District Attorney's Office. "On those cases, he could get up to 20 years in prison, it is a second-degree felony."
Garcia is currently out on $10,000 bond and is due in court Monday morning for arraignment.
Weltin tells KTRH News the arrest comes after an extensive investigation with all parties involved.
"He wanted this information for whatever purpose, he promised to pay $4,000 to detectives in order to obtain evidence and information on his son's case," she says.
According to the city's website, Garcia has lived in the City of South Houston since 1990 and was first elected to city council in 2005. He is married with three children.