Former area police chief arrested

Mark Alan Nichols. (Jail photo)
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NAVARRO COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) The former chief of police of a small Navarro County town has been arrested in connection with the assault of a family member.

Mark Alan Nichols, 47, has been charged with assault family violence-impeding breath and tampering with a witness in a family violence case, both are third-degree felonies.

He was booked into the Navarro County Jail late Thursday afternoon.

His bond had not been set as of Thursday night.

According to online records, Nichols was the police chief in Richland in 2018.

The City of Richland has a new chief, according to its website.