On April 7, 2012 at around 12:20 pm, William Michael Trussell (63 yoa) of Frost, Texas, turned himself into Hill County authorities on a Sexual Assault of a Child Arrest Warrant. He was booked into the Hill County Jail and arraigned by Hill County Justice of the Peace Charles Jones on a $2500.00 bond. He immediately posted bond and was released.
The arrest warrant stemmed from a multi-agency investigation including the Italy Police Department, Ellis County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers Division.
Trussell, who had previously worked as a band director for Italy High School, faces sexual assault of a child charges due to a complaint made to the Italy Police Department by a former student of Italy High School. The case will be turned over to the Ellis County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
If anyone has any additional information, please contact Chief Diron Hill with the Italy Police Department at (972) 483-6414 ext. 203.