|Sheriff Ron Clinton being sworn in|
The sheriff of an East Texas county has been arrested in a public corruption investigation involving alleged theft, abuse of power and fraud.
The Texas Rangers, along with the FBI arrested Panola County Sheriff Ron Clinton, who took office in January.
According to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark, Clinton faces charges of tampering with a government record defraud/harm, abuse of official capacity and theft by a public servant.
He is currently out of jail on a $50,000 bond. Carthage is 160 miles southeast of Dallas.