Additional information on the arrest of the former Olney Police Chief

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We have obtained details of additional charges in Wichita County against former Olney interim police Chief Robert Cross after his booking into the jail Friday.

Cross was arrested last week in Collin County on additional charges from Young County, then transferred to Wichita County Friday on a sexual assault charge.

The Wichita County charge appears related to the young county charges filed last week. According to the probable cause affidavit, last December Cross, then-interim Police Chief of Olney,  took a man and woman to a movie in Wichita Falls.

The victim says he fell asleep during the movie and when he woke up saw that Cross had opened the victim’s clothing and was performing oral sex on the victim. He said he pushed Cross’ head away and the three of them left the movie before it was over.

The woman told the investigating Texas Ranger she witnessed the act.  Cross also has two charges in Young County filed last week for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one for sexual assault.

Those charges allege Cross took two adults to eat and to the movies in Wichita Falls and on the way back to Olney, Cross pulled out a gun and pointed it at the two and forced them to get in the back seat of his truck and perform oral sex on each other.

Before these charges, Cross was charged in Young County with two counts of official oppression in connection with making alleged lewd comments and requests to a woman while serving as Police Chief.

He resigned after those charges were filed by a Texas Ranger.  The complaint states those actions constitute official oppression by a law officer.

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