Maypearl police chief arrested for sexual assault of a child Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Headline, Surrounding Areas on July 22, 2015 by Publisher Photo courtesy Ellis County Sheriff's Office. Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Coffey was arrested by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office on July 22, 2015 on four felony arrest warrants, including sexual assault of a child.MAYPEARL — Maypearl Police Chief Kevin Michael Coffey, 49, was arrested by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office Wednesday afternoon after turning himself in on four felony arrest warrants relating to sexual assault of a child.The arrest warrants include: Indecency with a Child by Exposure, Indecency with a Child by Contact, Sexual Performance by a Child and Sexual Assault of a Child. The first charge is a third degree felony and the remaining three charges are second degree felonies.Bonds were set Thursday morning and amount to $350,000 combined. The bond for Indecency with a Child by Exposure was set at $50,000. Bonds for the other three charges, Indecency with a Child by Contact; Sexual Performance by a Child; and Sexual Assault of a Child, were set at $100,000 each.As of press time, bonds have not been set and Coffey remains in custody at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.Coffey had been under investigation by the Texas Rangers and Texas Attorney General's Office for for Official Oppression, Misuse of Official Information, Online Solicitation of a Minor, Stalking, Harassment and Tampering with Evidence after a 16-year-old girl had informed Texas Ranger Adam Sweaney of contact with Coffey for the past two years.The underage girl also told Sweaney that she believes Coffey may have been in contact with at least five other juvenile females.Following the execution of search warrants two weekends ago at Coffey's home and office, the City of Maypearl placed Coffey on paid administrative leave. The City of Maypearl released a statement at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday indicating Coffey has been terminated as police chief."The City of Maypearl is required to follow a very specific process in all disciplinary matters. On the advice of Counsel, the City is following this process. As of July 22, 2015 Kevin Coffey is no longer the Police Chief," the statement read.Click here to read our past coverage, including a link to the original search warrant affidavit that resulted in the confiscation of a number of electronic devices from Coffey's home and office. You may also be interested in readingFormer Maypearl Police Chief sentenced to 40 years for sex crimes with childMaypearl Police Chief under investigation for Online Solicitation of a MinorNew charges filed against former Maypearl police chiefCedar Hill man sentenced to 72 months in federal prison on child porn convictionWaxahachie man convicted of child pornography and sexual assaultReward offered for violent sex offender with ties to MaypearlOvilla homeowner shoots neighbor breaking into homeSheriff’s Department shuts down illegal cockfightEnnis man sentenced to 50 years for continuous sexual abuse of a childPresident finally orders flags at half-staff to honor Chattanooga victims ← FEMA extends deadline to register for storm damage assistanceOdors of death result in an ECSO and SPCA raid on dog training facility → You must log in to post a comment.