Rice Police Department arrested Rice City Councilman Garry Teague on Tuesday, July 16 on charges of theft of property, a third degree felony, out of Anderson County.

According to reports, Teague, 59, was booked into the Navarro County Jail charged with theft of property, over $30,000 but less than $150,000.

Teague was released a few hours later on a $25,000 bond.

Online records indicate that Teague has served on the Rice City Council since 2012.

While the City of Rice declined to make an official statement regarding Teague's arrest, City Administrator Tonya Roberts said, “We are going to allow the court system to do their due diligence and, if at some time in the future we need to take some type of action, we will do that in accordance with the local government code.”

The next meeting of the Rice City Council is set for Monday, Aug. 12.