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Clay County reserve deputy arrested in Wichita County assault


Daniel Canales, a reserve deputy for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested Monday, Nov. 4 by the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office, charged with assault-family violence and interfering with an emergency request for assistance.

The incident occurred in Iowa Park and involved a female. Canales, 23, of Wichita Falls, was booked into the Wichita County jail, where he also worked as a full-time detention officer, at 5:17 p.m. Monday.

The Pioneer Sentinel submitted an open records request on Tuesday, seeking additional information in the incident, as well as the bond set for Canales and a mugshot. The Wichita County Sheriff’s Office has 10 days to respond.

According to a statement by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Canales was employed as a reserve beginning Jan. 1. Canales was suspended by the CCSO Tuesday, Nov. 5, and relieved of his duties on Wednesday, Nov. 6. During that time, Canales worked 38 days. He was not paid for 30 of those days.


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