Sexual assault investigation in Taylor County


September 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

One person has been questioned, but no arrests have been made in connection to investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Taylor County. Sheriff’s officials say their on-going investigation into an alleged sexual assault in the vicinity of Nitro’s Bar in Gravity, resulted in the execution of a search warrant at 1257 Highland Avenue, in rural Taylor County.

During the investigation, 33-year-old Tommy Spears, a resident of the home, was detained for questioning, and arrested on a separate charge of Harassment of a Public Official, for giving a false name and date of birth when law enforcement attempted to identify him.

Spears posted bond on the charges and has been released from custody. Further charges are pending as a result of evidence found during execution of the search warrant.