State Rep. Ron Reynolds has turned himself in to authorities in Montgomery County to begin serving his year-long jail sentence.
Reynolds, a Democrat from Missouri City, was convicted in 2015 on misdemeanor charges for illegally soliciting clients for his personal injury practice and sentenced to a year in jail. He was out on an appellate bond for years while his case wound through the appeals process.
On Friday morning, he had a hearing in Montgomery County after all his appeals were denied, and he turned himself in, according to a court clerk. He has not resigned his seat, meaning it’s likely he’ll be in jail when the next session of the Texas Legislature convenes in January. Reynolds has won several elections since his conviction, including his primary in March. He faces no opposition in the general election this November.
This developing story will be updated soon.