Skip to main content may receive compensation from affiliate partners for some links on the site. Read our full Disclosure here.

Texas Police Chief Arrested for Allegedly Soliciting Minor for Prostitution


A Texas police chief was arrested on Thursday after allegedly soliciting prostitution from a minor.

Thomas Peoples, Oak Ridge police chief, was arrested in Arlington on Thursday and charged with solicitation of prostitution from a person under 18, according to Fox News.

Oak Ridge is a small town roughly 35 miles southeast of Dallas.

Arlington police said that a juvenile reported an incident involving the 55-year-old, and he was arrested.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Peoples was fired from his job after the arrest.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported:

The police chief of Oak Ridge, Texas, was arrested Wednesday in connection with a prostitution case in Arlington, authorities said.

Oak Ridge Police Chief Thomas Peoples, 55, also was fired on the day of his arrest, according to a WFAA-TV report. Oak Ridge is about 70 miles east of Fort Worth and it’s located in Kaufman County.

Arlington police said Friday that due to the nature of this case, they would be very limited in the information they’ll release.

Detectives with the Arlington Police Department’s crimes against children unit began an investigation after a juvenile made an outcry against Peoples.

Based on that investigation, Peoples was arrested Wednesday and faces one count of solicitation of prostitution from a person under 18 years of age.

The investigation continued on Friday.

Oak Ridge Mayor Al Rudin confirmed that Peoples was fired because of his arrest, according to WFAA.

“Peoples was released on a $25,000 surety bond, according to jail records,” Fox News noted.


Join the conversation!

Thanks for sharing!
Send this to a friend