Sheriff's deputy arrested, fired

Erath County Sheriff's Deputy Dylan Metsgar was arrested and fired Wednesday, accused of sexual assault, according to a news release from the Erath County Sheriff's Office.

Ranger Danny Briley of the Texas Rangers arrested Metsgar following a meeting between Briley, Metsgar and the ECSO on Wednesday.

The ECSO also terminated Metsgar at this meeting.

Metsgar has posted a $30,000 bond with conditions after Judge Shawnee Bass arraigned him for sexual assault. He is no longer in custody.

The ECSO reported being made aware of a possible incident late last week after Sheriff Matt Coates was contacted by the Stephenville Police Department of an active investigation involving Metsgar.

No other information has been released at this time as the investigation is ongoing, the news release said.

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