Former sheriff’s deputy under investigation

SARA VANDEN BERGE sara.vandenberge@empiretribune.com

A longtime Erath County sheriff’s deputy is under investigation by the Texas Rangers for an alleged sexual assault.

Details about the case are not being released by Sheriff Tommy Bryant who cited the ongoing investigation. Bryant did confirm that the suspect no longer works for the sheriff’s department, but would not say if the employee was terminated.

“I received information about alleged misconduct by an employee,” Bryant said. “I contacted the Texas Rangers immediately. They are in charge of the investigation.”