A longtime Plainview Police detective is facing third degree felony charges, after a Hale County grand jury indicted him for theft.
According to Hale County District Attorney Wally Hatch, Detective Ramiro Sanchez was charged third degree felony theft and two class A misdemeanors - one for official misconduct, the other for forgery.
Sanchez has been on paid administrative leave since late November, when the Texas Rangers began investigating the case. District Attorney Hatch declined to go into details about the charges and what incident they stemmed from.
Sanchez is a detective with the narcotics division within the Plainview Police Department. According to Police Chief William Mull, Sanchez resigned from the department on December 21st.
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