Arrest Made in Sexual Assault Case

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Case# : B18-01529
Press Release Date :
08/09/2018 11:15 AM
Location :
100 North State Line Texarkana, Texas 75501
Crime/Offense :
Sexual Assault
Suspect(s) :
Gary Tanner Royal

Summary :

Bowie County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Sutherland has been investigating four sexual assault cases all involving the same suspect. After a lengthy investigation, four arrest warrants for Sexual Assault of Child were issued for Gary “Tanner” Royal. Mr. Royal was arrested on August 6, 2018 and taken to the Bi-State Jail. His bond has been set at $75,000 on each charge and he was still in custody at the time of this release. All four of his cases involve female victims between the ages of thirteen and fourteen in the Redwater area. During the course of these investigations information was gathered that leads Investigator Sutherland to believe there may be more people who have been victimized by Mr. Royal. If you have any information regarding one these investigations or you know of someone who is a victim you are encouraged to contact Investigator Chris Sutherland at 903-798-3375.
Investigating Officer :
Investigator Chris Sutherland
Press Release Prepared by :
Chief Deputy Jeff Neal
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