AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The chief of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Intelligence and Counterterrorism division has been fired after he was arrested and charged with sexual assault.
John Jones was arrested by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Rangers on Tuesday after being accused of sexual assault. He was fired from Texas DPS that same day.READ MORE: Day 2 Of The State Fair Of Texas Brings Visitors Fun, Football & Fried Food
“The department takes allegations like this very seriously, and the Texas Rangers are working closely with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office and the Travis County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading this investigation,” Texas DPS said in a statement.READ MORE: No Injuries Reported After Propane Tank Explosion At Texas Motor Speedway
Jones was booked to the Travis County Jail, where he remains on a $750,000 bond.MORE NEWS: Officials: 2 Missing Texas Kids Found Alive After Being Kidnapped By Registered Sex Offender
According to his Linkedin page, Jones was with the department since 2009. He was also with the U.S. Navy for 27 years before joining Texas DPS.