APD officer arrested for criminal mischief

APD officer arrested for criminal mischief

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - An Amarillo police officer has been arrested following an investigation into claims of vandalism.

Authorities say 33-year-old Robert Steven Vennell turned himself in last week after a criminal mischief warrant was issued for his arrest.

Records show a complaint was filed against Vennell in April for supposedly vandalizing a citizen's car. The person who filed the complaint said the incident happened two years ago.

The Potter County Attorney's Office issued the misdemeanor warrant after a preliminary investigation's findings.

The Amarillo Police Department has placed Vennell on paid administrative leave. An internal review is ongoing.

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