ELLIS COUNTY - Ellis County sheriff Johnny Brown has resigned after admitting his involvement in a brawl at Whataburger.
The fight happened on New Year's day -- and was between four college students, Brown, and Brown's brother.
The sheriff allegedly walked in on the fight and threw a punch at one of the men.
Brown was booked into the Ellis County Jail and paid a $500 fine.
And on Wednesday, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge after surrendering his Texas peace officer license.