A former Marshall ISD superintendent is facing felony theft and tampering charges after an investigation in Montgomery County.

Former Marshall ISD Superintendent Kenn Franklin, who was at the district from 2006-09, was arrested Jan. 7 by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and charged with theft of property less than $150,000 but more than $30,000. He also faces a charge of tampering or fabricating physical evidence with the intent to harm or defraud.

Both charges are state jail felonies and can carry a punishment of six months to two years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Franklin left Marshall ISD in 2009 to become superintendent of New Caney ISD in New Caney outside of Houston. Records show Franklin was New Caney ISD Superintendent from 2009 until late 2020, when he resigned.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office shows Franklin’s two charges are pending pretrial in the 221st Montgomery County District Court following his release on bond Jan. 7.

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