"Since the owner of the truck has been identified, the Sheriff took down the post", a Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said Thursday.
In his post, Nehls said there could be charges against the driver: "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359".
In Nehls' now-deleted post, which was saved and shared by the ACLU, the sheriff asked anyone who knows the owner of the truck to contact his office.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Sheriff Nehls appeared to back down from the idea of pressing charges, acknowledging his support for freedom of speech. "Our Prosecutor has informed us she would accept Disorderly Conduct charges regarding it, but I feel we could come to an agreement regarding a modification to it", Sheriff Nehls posted. Fonseca said she put the custom made graphic up about 11 months ago.
But Nehls, who is considering a run for a seat in Congress as a Republican candidate next year, says the sticker is inflammatory.
"I don't want to see anything happen to anyone", he added.
"F*** TRUMP AND F*** YOU FOR VOTING FOR HIM" reads the decal in bold white letters.More news: A redesigned, High-End iPad with Face ID Coming in 2018
"Hey Sheriff Snowflake, how about you get out and fight some real crimes?" wrote a commenter.
A truck featuring an expletive-laden message aimed at Donald Trump has sparked a free speech debate in Texas.
There are many different opinions about not only the decal but about freedom of speech. But Fonseca, whose husband owns the truck, told a local ABC affiliate that the sticker has certainly attracted significant amounts of attention.
The American Civil Liberties Union responded to Nehls' Facebook post. "They honk their horn, they give you a thumbs up, there is some negativity because we're in a diversified community, but the plusses outweigh the negativity", said Forsenca.
But the ACLU cited a 1971 Supreme Court decision, Cohen v. California, in which the high court overturned a man's disturbing-the-peace conviction after he'd gone to a courthouse in Los Angeles wearing a jacket that said "F-- the Draft".
Profanity is sometimes, but not always, protected under the First Amendment's right to free speech.
"Anybody traveling down the road that is behind that truck may have voted for Trump [and] that is where we might see a breach of the peace", the sheriff explained.