Brian Harris, who was the chief deputy for the Precinct 5 Constable’s Office in Harris County, was one of 14 people arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies in what they called an undercover sting operation at a hotel on Wednesday night.
Harris was charged with solicitation of prostitution, which is a state jail felony. He was released from the Montgomery County Jail on Thursday night, wearing a towel over his head as he was getting into a car.
After news of the arrest got out on Thursday, a statement from Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap said that Harris had been relieved of duty. Harris was Heap’s second-in-command at the constable’s office.
Harris also worked as a Houston police homicide detective before joining the constable’s office.