Olney Police chief resigns over lewd propositions to a woman

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OLNEY, Texas (KFDX) A police chief who was praised for fighting crime in Olney and addressing problems in the police department resigned through letter Thursday night and may face trial for making lewd propositions to a woman in February.

Olney City Councilors held an emergency meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday to accept the resignation of Robert Cross as acting chief. Cross was arrested by a Texas Ranger at the Olney Police Department Wednesday night and booked into the Young County Jail.

This comes after Cross was appointed police chief in October to replace former police chief Barry Robert who was fired for alleged misconduct.

Texas Ranger Toby Catlin interviewed the woman Wednesday who said she met and became friends with Cross.

The woman said she was having problems arranging residence for her common-law husband who was about to be released from prison. She said she needed Cross to confirm for parole officers the residence was not in a restricted zone for sex offenders.

The ranger said the woman sent Cross a text asking him to verify the address and Cross texted her he would take care of it if she would “belong to him” and he would have free use of her. The ranger said Cross also told her she would have to be his chore slave, and he asked to see some photos of her private area.

Read more at texomashomepage.com

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