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From Staff Reports

CROCKETT – The Houston County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest last Thursday of a former county employee on multiple charges.

Buck Carroll, 57, of Crockett, who worked as an investigator with the Houston County Attorney’s Office, was arrested on charges ranging from official oppression to third-degree felony prohibited sexual conduct.

Carroll, who worked with the county attorney from Jan. 2013 to Jan. 29, 2021, according to County Attorney Daphne Session, has worked in law enforcement since the mid-90s, and has served as a deputy with HCSO. He also worked for a time as a patrol officer with the Palestine Police Department.

Carroll bonded out of the Houston County Jail on bonds, totaling $66,500. The charges listed for Carroll include official oppression; aggravated assault /w/ a deadly weapon; sexual assault of another person and prohibited sexual conduct. The sexual assault charge is a second-degree felony.

The weapons charge and sexual conduct charges are third-degree felonies, and the official oppression is a class A misdemeanor.

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