Local officer suspended after assault arrest

Heath Mynar was booked into the McLennan County Jail by Waco officers and was charged with assault causing bodily injury, according to jail records. (Jail photo)
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco police officer who was arrested over the weekend on a family violence charge posted a $2,500 bond and was released from custody.

Heath Mynar, 48, was suspended after his arrest Sunday night, just days short of his 20th anniversary on the force.

He was arrested on a Class A misdemeanor family violence charge, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Tuesday.

Swanton said officers responded to a disturbance call in South Waco on Sunday where they encountered Mynar and a woman arguing in the yard.

The woman told responding officers Mynar, who was off duty at the time of the incident, had assaulted her and they arrested him on her complaint.

Mynar was taken to the McLennan County Jail where he was booked and shortly thereafter posted bond and was released, Swanton said.

Mynar, known around the department as a "crack shot" after he won national championships in shooting, joined the force in November 1999 and was commissioner the following April.

He worked for the sheriff's office as a jailer before he started the Waco police academy.

Mynar is a graduate of West High School and Howard Payne University and was a football standout at both schools.