The police chief in the Hill County town of Covington 12 miles north of Hillsboro is jailed in Johnson County and charged with one count of prescription fraud.

Three weeks ago, Chief Wade Laurence was the subject of a News 8 investigation. A large group of Covington residents including two City Council members complained that Laurence had, in effect, taken over the town and terrorized residents who crossed him.

The chief was also accused of prescription fraud.

After a three-week investigation, the Texas Rangers made an arrest on Tuesday.

Laurence's bond was set at $20,000.

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