Former officer facing charges

Waxahachie, TX - Former Waxahachie Police Officer Jason Anthony Chapman was arrested June 15 by Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies on the charge of assault that causes bodily injury to a family member.

The arrest is related to an offense that took place on Jan. 22.

Waxahachie Police were dispatched at 12:51 a.m. to the 300 block of Creekside Way on Jan 22.

Chapman was arrested on an indictment warrant. According to the March 30 indictment, Chapman allegedly intentionally, knowingly or recklessly cause bodily injury to the victim, a member of the defendant’s family or a member of the defendant’s household, by grabbing her by the arms and pushing her and/or hitting her with the palm of his hand.

Chapman was employed twice with the Waxahachie Police Department. The first time was from July 11, 2003 to July 21, 2006. The second time was from May 25, 2009 to Feb. 2, 2016. Chapman also previously served as the director of safety and security for the Waxahachie Independent School District.

As the police department was conducting its investigation into the Jan. 22 offense, Chapman resigned as one of department’s two canine officers. His responsibilities at the department included responding to calls for service and calls that required the use of a canine.

Source: Waxahachie Daily Light

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