Mayor of the City of Reno Bart Jetton has resigned effective immediately.
The following letter was received by the City of Reno on Tuesday morning.
I have decided to resign from the Office of Mayor for the City of Reno, Lamar County, Texas.
It has been an honor to serve as Mayor for the past eight years. I have enjoyed meeting citizens and watching Reno grow. During the past eight years, Reno has expanded city services and built a new police department and utility services building.
I have had the pleasure of working with great City Council Members, and I have benefited from the great employees at the City; however, the time has come for me to step back.
Therefore, I resign the Office of Mayor of Reno, Lamar County, Texas effective immediately. I wish the City prosperity and continued success.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve and your thoughts and prayers.
His resignation comes after Jetton was arrested on Monday evening on a Capias/Motion to proceed warrant.
Lamar County Jail records confirm the arrest which relates to an offense on Oct. 27, 2021.
Jetton was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a family disturbance at his Reno home in Oct. 2021.
Law enforcement, including Reno Police and Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a report of a family disturbance at the home of Mayor Bart Jetton in Reno, Texas, on Oct. 28, 2021.
The situation was resolved – that day – by an agreed temporary separation of the parties involved. The parties voluntarily, according to the city of Reno City Secretary, separated, and law enforcement left the scene. The follow-up liminal investigation of the matter was turned over to the Texas Rangers.
The investigation was the reasonability of the Texas Rangers. The decision to file charges was made by the Lamar County Attorney.
No further information on his current arrest is available at this time.