Ex-OPD chief faces new charges

The Olney acting police chief who resigned in March after being arrested by a Texas Ranger was arrested Friday on felony charges for assaults in Young and Wichita counties.

In addition to the two counts of official oppression for which Robert Michael Cross was arrested March 21, two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a charge of sexual assault have been filed in Young County, and an additional charge of sexual assault has been filed in Wichita County, where Cross remains in custody on $138,000 bond.

The arrest affidavits filed in Young County by Texas Ranger Toby Catlin – who has been handling the investigation into Cross – allege that in December, Cross drove a couple from Olney to Wichita Falls to eat and go to the movies. On the way home, he pulled out a gun and forced his front seat passenger into the back seat with his other passenger. He made the front seat passenger perform a sexual act on his other passenger, while sexually assaulting the front seat passenger at the same time. He then drove his two passengers to their home.

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