Ellis County firefighters arrested for aggravated sexual assault

Top (left to right): Keith Edward Wisakowsky, Alec Chase Miller, Blake Jerold Tucker.
Bottom (left to right): Casey Stafford, Preston Peyrot, Brittany Parten.

ELLIS COUNTY — Five volunteer firefighters with ESD #6 volunteer fire department in Ellis County were arrested Monday night on charges of aggravated sexual assault. One other individual was arrested and faces charges for videotaping the alleged assault.

Firefighters Lt. Keith Wisakowsky, 26; Lt. Alec Miller, 28; Blake Tucker, 19; Casey Stafford, 30; and Preston Peyrot, 19; were arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault. Their bonds were set at $75,000 each. Brittany Leanne Parten, 23, was arrested and charged with improper photography or visual recording. Her bond was set at $25,000.

The charges stem from a sexual assault complaint filed by the victim with Deputy Corporal Joshua Atilano with the Ellis County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, March 31.

According to the arrest warrant affidavit signed by Ellis County Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Curtis Polk on April 2, a sworn complaint filed by Texas Ranger Adam Sweaney states the incident took place on January 20 at the Ellis County Emergency Service District #6 Volunteer Fire Station located at 1816 FM 66 in Waxahachie.

In graphic detail, the affidavit states, "John Doe #72 stated that on 01-20-2015, (Blake) Jerold Tucker, Casey Joe Stafford, and Keith Edward Wisakowsky bent him down over a couch and held him face down. Keith Wisakowsky left to retrieve a package of chorizo sausage from a refrigerator. (Blake) Tucker and Casey Stafford held him down and pulled his pants down exposing his anus. Keith returned and inserted the foreign object (chorizo sausage) inside his rectum causing him pain. John Doe #72 stated that the chorizo sausage was removed from his anus and cut out of the package with a knife by Keith Wisakowsky. John Doe #72 stated that Keith Wisakowsky gave the chorizo sausage to Blake Tucker who then attempted to place the sausage back into his rectum but it did not penetrate him. John Doe #72 stated he was then released and he crawled into a nearby bathroom with the smashed up sausage still in-between his butt cheeks and threw up. John Doe #72 stated he removed the sausage from his butt cheeks and took a shower to clean up. While John Doe #72 was taking a shower an unknown person took his clothing from the bathroom. John Doe #72 stated he exited the bathroom in a towel looking for his clothes and Blake Tucker took his towel causing him to have to cover his genitals with his hands. John Doe #72 stated he ran out of the building to his vehicle to retrieve some shorts."

According to the affidavit, Ranger Sweaney and Ellis County Criminal Investigator Joe M. Fitzgerald interviewed witness and participant Preston Thomas Peyrot.

"During the interview Peyrot said he retrieved a wooden stick "broom stick" and gave the "broom stick" to Keith Wisakowsky. Preston Thomas Peyrol explained this was the first object they tried to use to stick into John Doe 72's rectum. Peyrot said Blake Jerold Tucker, Casey Joe Stafford, Keith Edward Wisakowsky and he continued to hold John Doe 72 down and put the "broom stick" under his pants and in-between his butt cheeks. The broom stick did not penetrate his anus. During the concert of the act one (1) of the parties said "I have something better" and went to the refrigerator and returned with the chorizo sausage," the affidavit states.

Additionally, Ranger Sweaney obtained cell phone video of the incident recorded by Parten.

"All the parties are seen on video and overheard yelling and laughing with excitement," the affidavit states.

According to Peyrot's Facebook page, he began working as a volunteer firefighter at ESD #6 VFD in January. According to Lt. Wisakowsky's LinkedIn account, he began volunteering at the department in February 2011. A photo on the ESD #6 VFD Facebook page shows Lt. Miller receiving the Officer of the Year award in December 2014.

The individuals were booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center. As of press time, Stafford remains in the facility and the others have since bonded out.