Hearne Police Officer on administrative leave

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HEARNE, Tex. (KBTX) - A Hearne Police Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Hearne Mayor Ruben Gomez confirmed Tuesday morning Sgt. Stephen Yohner is on leave but did not have more details beyond that.

Over the weekend News 3 received tips an officer was being placed on leave.

Yohner also serves as the media contact for the department.

On Saturday he told us via email, "There is no officer on any type of leave. I just spoke with the chief to clarify. Thanks," Sgt. Yohner said.

News 3 has left messages with the City Manager and Hearne Police Chief to find out more regarding the reasons for the leave and when it started.

Sgt. Stephen Yohner of Hearne P.D.