BELL COUNTY, Texas — Bell County has a new Justice of the Peace, as Daryl Peters was sworn in on Monday. 

He was chosen unanimously by the commissioners to fill the vacancy left by Claudia Brown. Brown was removed from office after being declared unfit to do her job.

Brown's ethics were called into question after she set a historic $4 billion bond in 2017, and heard her own son's case. She was removed from office on Feb. 13.

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Peters said he's ready to start his new position. 

"Really excited about the new adventure of the new job," he said. "Looking forward to getting in there and working very hard." 

Peters is an Army veteran. He said it's an honor to serve the Killeen community. 

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