Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton reportedly fled from his home driven in a truck by his wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton to avoid being served with a subpoena, according to an affidavit filed in federal court and published by The Texas Tribune.
The state’s top attorney reportedly ran away from a process server Ernesto Martin Herrera was trying to serve Paxton with a subpoena to appear and testify at a federal court hearing Tuesday in a suit from nonprofits who want to block potential criminal charges for those who help women obtain abortions out of state, the court documents revealed.
The filing states that “Herrera engaged in a back-and forth at Paxton’s front door with a woman who identified herself as ‘Angela’ and said her husband was on the phone and in a ‘hurry to leave.’”
Having already identified the Texas AG as being inside the house, Herrera waited in his car for an hour when he saw the garage door open and Paxton exited, The Texas Tribune writes. Herrera then exited his car and called his name, and Paxton “RAN back inside the house.”
A few minutes later, Angela left the house, got inside a black Chevrolet truck parked in the driveway, and started the engine, “leaving the rear door behind the driver side open.”
Herrera said he saw “Mr. Paxton ran from the door inside the garage towards the rear door behind the driver side. I approached the truck, and loudly called him by his name and stated that I had court documents for him. Mr. Paxton ignored me and kept heading for the truck.”
The affidavit states that “Herrera eventually placed the court documents by the side of the truck but both Angela and Ken Paxton remained inside the vehicle and drove away, ‘leaving the documents on the ground.’”