The special prosecutor was selected because Tammie Daily's
daughter is a prosecutor in the Harris County DA's office, so they wanted to avoid a conflict of interest.
Daily, a principal at Shadydale Elementary in northeast Houston, was arrested and accused of shoplifting on Dec. 1 and also banned for life from Macy's.
said it's all a misunderstanding.
attorney said Daily
came to the Memorial City Mall store to return some pants and while that was happening, she
picked up some items including commemorative Christmas ornaments and a Polo cologne set.
left the store and realized she
hadn't paid just as store security came up.
said the manager offered to let her
pay, which she
did, but police arrived and arrested her
The value of the merchandise in question was $350.
's attorney said Daily has never even had a traffic ticket.
made an appearance in court on Tuesday.