“Being elected sheriff is not about the title, the money nor the status some may think the position carries, but rather for the simple fact that I am fully committed to this community,” Howell said. “I consider the residents of Erath County my family and I want to serve and protect each and every one of them. I have dedicated my life to public service, working as a law enforcement officer in Erath County for almost 13 years, as well as serving on the Erath County Fire Department for 14 years as a volunteer.”
Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates is in the race to get re-elected at the 2020 Republican Party Primary. Coates was made interim Sheriff back in December 2016, when the late sheriff Tommy Bryant took his own life.
Two months after Tarleton State University was named the safest college in Texas, the Clery Act, released on October 1, showed 14 rapes on campus. This count is higher, by at least double, than it has been in the last six years.
Erath County Sheriff Matt Coates is offering a $1,000 reward on his re-election Facebook page to anyone who can prove who is behind what he considers to be a fake account created to post negatively about him.
Multiple local women and female Tarleton students who were shopping alone or with small children have been targeted at the Stephenville Walmart and H-E-B. Many have taken to social media to share their frightening experiences while shopping after dark and are warning others to be safe.
At the beginning of this story I told you I was not here to prove innocence or guilt, only a court can do that, but remember this: the face you know is not always greater than the voice you don’t.
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