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Search warrant executed for Chief Haynes’ Facebook

The Jack County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Jacksboro Police Chief Scott Haynes for information on his Facebook. Haynes was indicted for assault of a family member by impeding breath, a third degree felony in May.

According to the search warrant and the affidavit, they were signed by 271st District Judge Brock Smith in late January, but were sealed from the public for 30 days. The request for the warrant stemmed from a Jan. 16 post from Scott Haynes referencing scripture Romans 12:19.

“Affiant, (JCSO Lt. Michael Francis) was advised that the victim in the pending case of the offense #4930 referenced above, Ms. Melisa Haynes, felt the above referenced post to be threatening in nature,” the search warrant affidavit reads. “Affiant has become aware that the above referenced post has been removed or deleted, and that a search warrant needs to be obtained at the request of the District Attorney Pro Tem, William Ray.”

When asked of the search warrant and Haynes’ current status as a city employee, City Manager Mike Smith refused to comment on multiple occasions. Attempts to contact Haynes at the Jacksboro Police Department were forwarded to Smith’s office.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, March 4, edition of the Jacksboro Herald-Gazette.

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