Falls County Sheriff arrested by Texas Rangers


Falls County Sheriff Richard Scaman is in the Bell County Jail on charges of assaulting a public servant and Sexual Assault.

Rangers arrested him Monday and Bell County jailers booked him into the jail at 3:36 p.m.

Scaman faces a total of five charges, two felonies and two misdemeanors. The felonies are two Assault of a Public Servant charges and one Sexual Assault charges. The misdemeanors are two Official Oppression charges.

The Department of Public Safety is not saying at this time what prompted the arrest or the charges.

A judge set the bond for Sheriff Scaman at $195,000.

FOX44 News has reached out to Falls County Commissioners for reaction to the arrest.

We will have more information as it becomes available.

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