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Constable – Precinct 3

Don Montague
Constable Precinct 3

Constable Montague took office as the newly elected Constable for Hays County Precinct 3, on January 4, 2021. He began his career in Law Enforcement in 1967 with the Texas Highway Patrol. Throughout his 18-year tenure with the Hays County Sheriff’s Office, Don has shared his wealth of experience and knowledge to form, lead, and command various task forces.

In 1996, Don was elected Sheriff in Hays County, and served in that capacity until 2005. In 2005, he retired from the Sheriff’s Office and pursued a new role, as Director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University. Don received his education through Texas State University, where he earned his Master’s Degree of Science in Criminal Justice in 2005. He also completed and earned certification as Master Peace Officer and Instructor with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE).

Don has been recognized for his many years of outstanding service and dedication to law enforcement and public office by receiving the Bert Ford Award, presented to him by Governor George Bush and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. He also received the Presidential Award by Central Texas Crime Prevention, and Texas Crime Prevention Manager of the Year. In 2019, he was awarded the Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award, by Texas State University.

Though Don’s professional affiliations and community involvement are vast and long, the one thing that holds true, is his love for the community he serves. Aside from the Oath he took to preserve, protect, and defend the citizens of Hays County, Constable Don Montague strives for fairness and compassion for out local citizens of Wimberly Valley.


Sergeant Donny Torres

Sergeant Donny Torres has served the Hays County Constable Precinct 3 Office since 2016. In December 2018, Sergeant received his Bachelors Degree in Homeland Security from Liberty University. Currently, is expected to graduate with a Masters in Business Administration in 2021 from Liberty University.

With 18 years of Law Enforcement background, Sergeant Torres has completed and earned certification as Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Peace Officer with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement(TCOLE), as well as, Court Security Officer. Sergeant Torres has also been honored with the Academic Recognition Award and Deputy of the Year in 2018.

With numerous hours in Leadership training, Sergeant Torres strives to uphold the Oath he took to preserve, protect, and defend the citizens of Hays County, with honesty, loyalty, and integrity.


Deputy Cody Cheatham

Deputy Cheatham has served the Hays County Constable Precinct 3 Office since 2017. With 12 years of Law Enforcement background, Cody Cheatham has completed and earned certification as Intermediate, Advanced, and Master Peace Officer, as well as, Court Security Officer. He also holds certificates in Basic Jailer, Telecommunicator, Bike Patrol, and New Supervisor Course.

Cody Cheatham has also been honored with Deputy of the Year in 2019. With numerous hours in Leadership training and Mental Health, Cody Cheatham continues to serve the Wimberley Valley Community by striving to uphold the Oath he took to preserve, protect, and defend the citizens of Hays County, with honesty, loyalty, and integrity.

 


Deputy John Shellhorn

Deputy Shellhorn has served the Hays County Constable Precinct 3 Office since 2017. With nine years of Law Enforcement background, Deputy Shellhorn has also completed and earned certification as an Advanced Peace Officer with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. In addition to his training in Mental Health, Deputy Shellhorn continues to serve and assure that the citizens of Hays County and the surrounding counties are met with the upmost respect and dignity when encountering the areas of Civil Process.    

Deputy Shellhorn is an officer who strives to uphold the Oath he took, to preserve, protect, and defend the citizens of Hays County, with honesty, loyalty, and integrity.


Deputy Keith Tomlin

Deputy Tomlin has served the Hays County Constable Precinct 3 Office for the past nine years. With 26 years of Law Enforcement background, Deputy Tomlin has completed and earned certification in all levels of Peace Officer, with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE), as well as, a Court Security Officer. Deputy Tomlin has also been honored with the Citation of Merit in 2018 for his dedication and outstanding service.

Accomplished in many areas of Law Enforcement training, Deputy Tomlin continues to serve the Wimberley Valley Community by striving to uphold the Oath he took to preserve, protect, and defend the citizens of Hays County, with honesty, loyalty, and integrity. It should be noted that Deputy Tomlin is also a lifetime member of the Wimberley  Fire Department.

 


Deputy Kaley Gassman

Deputy Gassman has served the Hays County Constable Precinct 3 Office for the past two years. She has also completed 3,220 hours with the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement in her time as a Deputy Constable. She is an officer who strives to make a difference in the lives of our young citizens of Wimberley Valley. Her daily presence in the public schools gives the children in our area, a positive role model and someone that they can look up to.

Kaley received an Associates Degree in Corrections and an Associates Degree of Applied Science from Austin Community College. She then attended Texas State University where she received a Bachelors Degree of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. 

Deputy Gassman’s dedication to the children in our community shows the importance of upholding the Oath she took, to preserve, protect, and defend even the smallest of citizens of Hays County, with honesty, loyalty, and integrity.

 


Justice Clerk Maria Castro

Maria Castro has served Hays County for more than three years. She began her Criminal Justice career in 1985, at the age of 18, when law enforcement was considered a male-dominant profession. As a member of a small population of women at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Maria had the honor and privilege of representing her college in bringing awareness of the changing roles for women in law enforcement.

Over the years, Maria has been a part of different agencies, including her position as a Sergeant in the Texas Department of Criminal – Institutional Division. In 2003, Maria became a member of the highly recognized Houston Law Firm, of Lindeman, Alvarado, and Frye. There she deepened her love for the law. Inspired by her mentors at the firm, she felt compelled to return to school. After accepting a scholarship from the University of Texas in Austin, Maria went on to enroll and complete their Paralegal Program in 2020.

Maria’s passion against injustices has motivated her never to waiver in defending the marginalized. She is an associate member of the Capital Area Paralegal Association, where she participates in Pro-Bono events, and is a proud member of her beloved St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Wimberley.


Address:
PO Box 1316
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Physical Address:
200 Stillwater Rd
Wimberley, Texas 78676

Phone:
512.847.5532

Fax:
512.847.7352

Term:
4 years-Expires in 2024

Hays County