A detective with the Department of Public Safety’s Criminal Investigation Division in Abilene has filed a Class B misdemeanor criminal case against a former Brown County Sheriff’s deputy and Brownwood police officer who went to work for the Coleman Police Department.
Records in the Brown County Clerk’s Office indicate the agency has filed a case of “unauthorized obtaining, use or disclosure of criminal record information” against Brandon Arnold, 32, of Coleman. The offense is alleged to have happened on June 12 in Brownwood, records state.
Coleman Police Chief Jay Moses said Arnold is still employed by the Coleman Police Department but is on unpaid suspension pending the outcome of the case. Arnold turned himself in to the Coleman County Sheriff’s Office last week on a Brown County warrant and was released on $2,000 bond, Moses said.
Few details were available Monday about the allegation against Arnold. The DPS detective was assigned to investigate the case on June 17, records in the Brown County Clerk’s office state.
Arnold allegedly “obtained criminal history record information maintained by the DPS in an unauthorized manner, used the information for an unauthorized purpose or disclosed information to a person who is not entitled to the information,” according to records in the County Clerk’s office.
Arnold’s attorney, John Lee Blagg of Brownwood, said he would not comment without his client’s permission.
Arnold worked for the Brown County Sheriff’s Office from 2011 to 2013, sheriff’s officials said.
In an unrelated incident, an Early woman was arrested Friday on an allegation that she became irate with a male victim and began throwing things at him, then struck him in the stomach with scissors, causing minor cuts and scrapes.
Sharon Pederson, 56, was booked into the Brown County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, jail records state. Pederson is free on $10,000 bond.
According to Early police:
Officers responded to the 200 block of Live Oak for a disturbance call. Witnesses restrained the suspect until police arrived. The victim declined medical treatment.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Monday were:
Randoll Berumen, 25, Brownwood, failure to appear for theft.
Jillian Clark, 24, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana.
Jerod Cyr, 28, Bronwwood, theft.
Stephanie Flores, 28, Brownwood, motions to revoke for theft and organized retail theft.
Roy Gibson, 27, Brownwood, reckless driving.
Shaunna Harmes, 45, Brownwood, assault.
Clarence Holland-Lamb, 23, Bangs, driving with invalid license.
Regina Holmes, 37, Bangs, fraudulent use/possession of identifying information.
Jacoby Martinez, 25, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
Jerry MaCain Jr., 38, Abilene, bond withdrawal for harassment, failure to appear.
William McDonald, 59, Abilene, boating while intoxicated.
Andrea Mendoza, 30, Early, possession of dangerous drug.
Clyde Morgan III, 22, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance.
Victoria Pope, 24, Bangs, motion to revoke for possession of marijuana.
Tiffany Thomson, 36, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana.
Stetson Walls, 21, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance.
David Williams, 53, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance, driving with invalid license.