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Former Gaines County Sheriff’s deputy indicted for official oppression

According to court documents, Douglas Shane Scott pulled a woman’s hair and put her in a headlock while employed by the sheriff’s office.


Former Gaines County Sheriff’s Deputy Douglas Shane Scott has been indicted for official oppression, a class A misdemeanor, according to a court document filed on June 16, 2022.

The indictment states that on or around May 26, 2021, while Scott worked for the sheriff’s office, he pulled a woman’s hair and put her in a headlock, making unwanted contact with her.

His bond was set at $1,500.

This is all the information we currently have on the 2021 incident and Scott’s indictment. NewsWest 9 has requested an arrest affidavit and mug shot and we will update this story when new details are made available.

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