An Erath County grand jury has indicted 17 individuals including Dublin resident Jason Preston Gross, 37, on the second degree felony of voter fraud stemming from the November 2016 election, when he allegedly voted twice.

“I am really impressed that (county clerk) Gwinda Jones and her team caught this,” said District Attorney Alan Nash. “Mr. Gross was interviewed by police and openly admitted that he wanted to support his presidential candidate.”

Gross’ second ballot was not counted in the official election results.

The Texas Election Code (64.012) on illegal voting states, “A person commits an offense if the person knowingly votes or attempts to vote more than once in an election. An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree unless the person is convicted of an attempt.”

A second degree felony is punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or less than two years.

“It is important for the integrity of our elections that people who attempt to undermine our voting procedures be vigorously investigated and prosecuted,” Nash wrote in a statement. “It is testimony to the diligence of our election authorities and our county clerk’s voting systems that this violation was caught immediately and confirmed through security systems in place.”

Others indicted Tuesday include:

Robert Chance Ables, 21, for theft, $2,500 or more but less than $30,000; a state jail felony.

Tommy Deon Anderson, 40, for continuous violence against family; a third degree felony.

Brandon Joseph Carnes, 21, for unauthorized use of a vehicle; a state jail felony.

James Mark Jokel, 46, for possession of a substance in penalty group one, less than one gram; a state jail felony.

Kayla Penelope Lane, 25, for manufacture or delivery of a substance in penalty group one, less than one gram; a state jail felony.

Gabriella Ayisha Lazarine, 24, for credit or debit card abuse and theft, $2,500 or more but less than $30,000; two state jail felonies.

John Anthony Manganella, 23, for possession of a substance in penalty group one, less than one gram; a state jail felony.

Samuel Christopher Martinez, 31, for forgery by passing; a state jail felony.

Michelle Garces Ortiz, 34, for possession of a substance in penalty group one, less than one gram; a state jail felony.

Rickie Allen Osborn, 52, for possession of a substance in penalty group one, less than one gram; a state jail felony.

Keith W. Parmentier, Jr., 29, for driving while intoxicated, third or more; a third degree felony.

Kenneth Wayne Pierson, 24, for theft of a firearm and four counts of forgery by passing; five state jail felonies.

Koby Wade Ratliff, 36, for unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle; a state jail felony and third degree felony.

Jesus Romero, 30, for manufacture or delivery of a substance in penalty group one, four grams or more but less than 200 grams; a first degree felony.

Juan Manuel Solis, 52, for driving while intoxicated, third or more; a third degree felony.

Jarred Allen Wysong, 39, for possession of a prohibited weapon; a third degree felony.