Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

U.S.

Texas trooper accused of inappropriate roadside search is fired

roadside1.jpg

Two Texas women claim they were molested during a roadside cavity search. (MyFoxDFW.com)

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper accused of conducting a humiliating cavity search along a highway last summer was fired, MyFoxDFW.com reported.

The trooper, identified as Kelly Helleson, was called to the scene in July along Highway 161 after another trooper suspected two women had marijuana.

Angel Hobbs, 38, and her 24-year-old niece, Ashley Hobbs, denied having the drug. The women, however, were searched. Video from the patrol car's dashboard appears to show Helleson's hand on their breast and down the back and front of both women's pants, MyFoxDFW.com reported.

Both claim Helleson did not change gloves during the search. Angel Hobbs said she felt "humiliated in front of other traffic," MyFoxDFW.com reported.

Helleson can appeal the decision to fire her before it is finalized, the report said.

Click for more from MyFoxDFW.com

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 4.12% up 4.00%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 3.14% up 3.00%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.24% up 4.17%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.25% up 3.01%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.61% up 3.52%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.67% up 4.32%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.04% up 3.99%  
$30K Loan Graph 5.00% up 4.99%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.36% -- 4.36%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.36% -- 4.36%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 2.70% dw 2.84%  
36 M Used Graph 3.19% dw 3.37%  
48 M New Graph 3.03% dw 3.16%  
48 M Used Graph 2.91% dw 3.00%  
60 M New Graph 3.07% dw 3.17%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.39% up 0.38%  
1 yr Graph 0.70% -- 0.70%  
5 yr Graph 1.50% dw 1.50%