OVILLA - Police Chief Mike Moon said he backs his officers “100 percent” on their arrest of Ennis ISD Police Chief Kevin Haynes.
Haynes, who has been placed on paid administrative leave by the school district, is out on bond and facing several charges relating to his arrest Saturday night in the 100 block of Nob Hill.
“I back my officers 100 percent on the decisions they made,” Moon told the Daily Light on Tuesday.
The incident “started out as a call from a witness that saw him driving,” Moon said, saying two Ovilla officers, Sgt. Garland Wolf and officer Mark Bounds, were dispatched to the call, with Glenn Heights Sgt. David Jackson responding as backup.
Haynes was the sole occupant of his vehicle, Moon said, saying he was not able to provide further details due to the ongoing investigation.
Patrol car video obtained and aired by Channel 4 Fox News appears to show Haynes turning and hitting one of the officers as he is about to be handcuffed. A struggle ensues, with the video showing the three officers taking Haynes to the ground to place him into handcuffs.
Moon said one of his officers suffered minor injuries during the incident and was treated and released at Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie.
Haynes was booked into Wayne McCollum Detention Center and charged with the offenses of driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and assault on a public servant. He was released Sunday, with bonds set at $1,000, $1,500 and $2,500, respectively.
EISD has placed Haynes on administrative leave with pay pending an investigation.
In April, Haynes was honored by Jack Lummus Memorial VFW Post 7106 as outstanding police officer for Ennis ISD.
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