ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn’s son was arrested for indecent exposure Saturday, records show.
Sergei Waybourn was arrested for public intoxication in the 1300 block of N. Collins Street in Arlington, near AT&T Stadium — just days after his adoptive father made headlines for calling some illegal immigrants in his county’s jail “drunks” who “will run over your children” when speaking about DWI suspects and repeat offenders.READ MORE: Gang Member, North Texas Sex Offender Added To State's 10 Most Wanted Lists
“This morning we had 4,200 inmates, out of that, 7% were illegal aliens… of those people we have custody, we know for a fact that 72% of them are repeat offenders,” Waybourn said. “If we have to turn them loose or they get released, they’re coming back to your neighborhood and my neighborhood. These drunks will run over your children and they will run over my children.”READ MORE: Dallas County Sheriff Needs Help Identifying Truck Involved In Hit & Run With Deputies
The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that backed up Waybourn’s comments about illegal immigrants who are repeat offenders:
By prosecuting repeat offenders to the fullest extent of the law, we help keep our communities safer.
However, Sergei is a repeat offender — with charges dating back to 2018 for assault, criminal trespassing and theft.MORE NEWS: Man Charged In Burning, Dismembered Bodies Case, Jason Thornburg Admits He Killed Another
Waybourn has since made a statement regarding his son’s arrest:
The family and I are deeply saddened by Sergei’s choices. It has been many years since he disassociated from our family. We, along with many family members have made efforts over the years to help him — all to no avail. It is always sad when drugs take control of a person’s life. His choices and actions have led to this situation.