Hamilton, TX Police Chief Arrested by Texas Rangers
WACO ,TX – The city of Hamilton Chief of Police Tony Yocham was arrested Saturday morning by the Texas Rangers for the charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
Yocham recently lost his race for the Republican nomination for the Somervell County Sheriff in the spring of this year, and now has been relieved of his duties effective immediately according to Hamilton's Mayor following his arrest on Saturday.
Yocham was booked into the Johnson County Jail where he was initially held on $500,000 in bond prior to his release.
According to Somervell County Chief Deputy Dwayne Griffin, the county Sheriff's had enough probable cause to hand over the investigation to the Texas Rangers.
The Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Lonny Haschel said as a result of the Texas Rangers Investigation, "Tony Yocham was arrested and booked into the Johnson County Jail on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child."
At this time the Texas Ranger's investigation continues, and more information will be provided as it is available.
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