Sabine County, Texas-
Daily News reported back in February 2019 that DNA samples had been submitted concerning allegations of misconduct.
Sabine County Sheriff Deputy David Boyd remains on administrative leave as the investigation by Texas Rangers continues. No official word from investigators has been made. Daily News did contact Sabine County District Clerk's Office and found that no case had been filed concerning allegations of misconduct.
What we did learn was that the investigation by Texas Rangers was initiated back on Nov. 27, 2018 concerning allegations of "Official Oppression" by a public official. Daily News obtained the search warrant probable cause affidavits submitted for several search warrants including phone records, and a DNA sample.
On Dec. 18, 2018, Ranger James Hicks notes in the Officer's Return and Search Warrant Inventory that the search warrant did not have to be executed because voluntary samples were provided by Boyd for comparison.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Texas Ranger Hicks in 273rd District Court, he was contacted by an adult female who he believed credible, and who resided in Sabine County in regards to Official Oppression PC 39.03 allegedly occurring on Sept. 19, 2018.
The female who filed the complaint is not identified in the affidavits. The affidavit says the female does not have a criminal history. It goes on to alleged that on Sept. 18, 2018 the female's husband contacted the Sabine County Sheriff's Office concerned about the well-being of his wife. The affidavit says that Deputy Boyd responded the the call by contacting the female on her cell phone, identifying himself as a Deputy Sheriff, and Pastor.
According to the affidavit, Deputy Boyd allegedly made arrangements to meet the female the next day. Boyd arrived at the home of the female on his day off, and is described as arriving in his personal vehicle, and wearing a black t-shirt which said "Sheriff" on it, the affidavit states. The testimony in the probable cause affidavit says that during the conversation with the female the deputy observed a marijuana pipe.
The affidavit states Boyd told the female that he had a duty to file charges on anyone he caught with drugs or drug paraphernalia. "He then instructed the female to expose herself, where he...did his business in front of her, leaving DNA evidence on her porch," the affidavit states. The female told investigators that she feared being charged with a drug offense and complied. Investigators swabbed the semen stain, which were analyzed by forensic technicians. According to the affidavit it was determined that the swabs did contain semen cells, and that a DNA profile developed from the semen could be compared to a known sample from a suspect. The results of the swab have yet to be released by investigators.