Hamilton Chief of Police Tony Yocham Arrested By Texas Rangers And Charged For Alleged Sexual Abuse Of A Child

Hamilton Chief of Police Tony Yocham, who lost the Republican nomination for Somervell County Sheriff back in April, was arrested Saturday morning by the Texas Rangers on charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child. According to Somervell Chief Deputy Dwayne Griffin, the county sheriff’s had enough probable cause to hand off the information to the Texas Rangers. Lieutenant Lonny Haschel, of the Texas Department of Public Safety Texas Highway Patrol Media & Communications, 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.” Yocham was bonded out of the Johnson County Jail at $500,000. The Texas Ranger investigation is ongoing.  (credit KWTX-TV)