The Texas Rangers arrested Sunray Police Chief Tim Dean Thursday afternoon, according to a DPS press release. The arrest stems from an investigation Child Protective Services requested May 16 based on allegations of injury to a child.


Dean was booked into the Moore County Jail on one count of injury to a child, which is a third-degree felony, according to the DPS report.

Dean was previously employed by the Dumas Police Department where he achieved the rank of sergeant before taking the chief’s position in Sunray.

Moore County Jail Records show Dean was released on a $10,000 bond.

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