The legal woes of Gary Nabors, 52, former Stephenville fire marshal, have gotten worse.

On Wednesday, an Erath County grand jury indicted Nabors on four additional counts of online solicitation of a minor - a third-degree felony.

The new indictments stem from incidents on Oct. 4, 9, 13 and 15, 2009, according to the indictment.

Nabors was first indicted in May 2010, on a similar second-degree felony.

Nabors was arrested at his city office on Oct. 15, 2009 by Texas Ranger Danny Briley, who allegedly caught him engaging in an online conversation with a 12-year-old girl. The girl was actually Anthony Yocham, an investigator with the Somervell County Sheriff's Office, who led an undercover sting.

In requesting a warrant for Nabors' arrest, Yocham claimed Nabors began contacting what he thought was a 12-year-old girl on Oct. 2 and sexual conduct was discussed during their first conversation.

Yocham said during subsequent conversations, the two began to "converse in more graphic sexual content."

Yocham said the online sexual advances and graphic nature of the discussions escalated, and Nabors also allegedly told the girl he was communicating from his office computer, at the city's Public Health and Safety building and using his city-issued cell phone.

Law enforcement officials seized the computer and cell phone.

Final confirmation on Nabors' identity was made when Briley walked into the fire marshal's office and allegedly caught him "in an online chat" with the undercover investigator.

Nabors has hired local attorney Bob Glasgow.

A third-degree felony carries a potential punishment of two -10 years in prison while a second-degree felony is punishable by two-20 years.

In addition to working for the city since 1979 and serving as the city's fire marshal since 1986, Nabors also served as the second vice president of the Texas Fire Marshal's Association. He became a common face in city schools as he donned white paint and a clown costume and performed life-saving skits as one of the Stephenville Fire Department's fire clowns.