Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Normangee Police Chief Herford Arrested

Normangee police Chief Charles Herford was arrested Wednesday morning after an hours-long standoff at his home during which shots were fired, the town’s mayor, Gary Dawkins, confirmed.

The standoff started at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday at the home in the 400 block of North 4th Street in Normangee, witnesses said.

Herford was taken into custody at around 7 a.m.

No one was hurt, Dawkins said.

State, county and local officers were all at the scene early Wednesday morning and the house was ringed by crime scene tape.

Normangee school officials canceled all classes and extracurricular activities Wednesday, citing circumstances beyond the district’s control.

The Texas Rangers are leading the investigation into the incident.

Further details weren’t immediately released.

In August 2013, then Normangee police Chief Jody Navarro was arrested after an investigation revealed that he ran a background check at the request of a known drug dealer.

In November 2014 Navarro was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $1,000 after he pleaded guilty in January 2014 to running a background check on a license plate with a protected police computer as a favor for the methamphetamine trafficker. Source: KWTX

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