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Detention center employee arrested for improper relationship with inmate

McLennan County Jail
POSTED: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 12:31pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 9:07pm

A McLennan County detention officer, who was employed at the Jack Harwell Detention Center in Waco, has been arrested for having improper sexual activity with a person in custody.

John Timothy Spears was arrested Tuesday on the charge. As of this afternoon, no bond had yet been set. Spears reportedly had just resigned from his position at the detention center, and officials believed he was about to leave the county. So, they expedited obtaining a warrant for Spears' arrest.


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