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City of Taft employee placed on paid leave after accusing mayor of pulling a knife on him

TAFT, Texas — The mayor of Taft, Texas, Randy Powell, is now under investigation by the San Patricio County Sheriff’s Department for allegedly pulling a knife on a City employee last Friday.

3News learned Friday that Powell’s accuser, Taft Public Works Director Joe Sandoval, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation’s completion.

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