Ellis County Jail

Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey. (credit: ci.maypearl.tx.us)

Judge Sets Sex Charges Bail At $350K For Former Maypearl Police Chief

A former North Texas police chief woke up in jail Thursday morning, after being arrested and charged for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.

CBSDFW.COM–07/23/2015

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Fire Dept. Board Calls Emergency Meeting After More Sex Assault Arrests

The scandal involving volunteer Ellis County firefighters widens. Two more arrests, of high-ranking officials, were made on Thursday.

CBSDFW.COM–04/09/2015

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Forged Ellis County Jail Checks Linked To Ex-Inmate

A North Texas jail will switch to debit cards to pay unused commissary funds to departing inmates after the lockup’s account number was stolen.

10/12/2011