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Former jailer facing aggravated sexual assault charges in Brownwood

By Rachel Smith, Associate Producer, rsmith@ktxs.com
Published On: Aug 06 2014 03:50:35 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 06 2014 05:06:35 PM CDT
Eric Tipton

Eric Tipton, a 36-year-old former Brown County Jail officer, was arrested during May 2014 on two warrants for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Tipton was employed at the Brown County Jail from Aug. 1, 2011 to May 8, 2013. He was released after posting a $150,000 bond.

BROWNWOOD, Texas -

A former Brown County Jail officer has been charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child younger than 14.

Eric Tipton, 37, was arrested May 15, 2014 for the incident which allegedly occurred in April.  He had been out on bail on that charge.

Tipton was a jail officer at Brown County Jail from August 1, 2011 to May 8 of 2013.

Last week, the Brown County Grand Jury of the 35 Judicial Court found significant cause to indict Tipton with the first degree felony charge.

Tipton‘s bond is posted at $100,000.