LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas State Police announced today that a former Lowell police officer has been charged with sexual assault.
Roy Mitchell, 45, is charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault, according to a release from ASP.
The release says that ASP opened an investigation into Mitchell on Sept. 22 following a call to the ASP Crimes Against Children Division Hotline.
Mitchell was reportedly placed on administrative leave and was terminated before his arrest.
A release from the Lowell Police Department says that Mitchell was not on duty at the time of the alleged incident.
Mitchell is being held in Washington County on a $25,000 bond. He has a hearing scheduled for Oct. 18.