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Ennis ISD Police Chief Kevin Haynes will not return

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ERIC CORNELISON
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ENNIS - Ennis ISD Police Chief Kevin Haynes was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest and assault on a public servant May 26 and recently turned in the paperwork officially ending his employment with the district.

Though it has been reported Haynes had been suspended with pay after the incident, Haynes had not been under contract with Ennis ISD since the incident occurred and he has not earned any income from Ennis ISD.

'Chief Haynes submitted his letter ending his service to Ennis ISD and it was been accepted,' said Ennis ISD Superintendent of Schools Eddie Dunn, according to news reports.

'As such, he is no longer employed by Ennis ISD.'

Ovilla police arrested Haynes at his home in the 100 block of Nob Hill Lane after a verbal and physical altercation with an unidentified officer.

Haynes was released on a $5,000 bond soon after being transported to the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.

'We regret the circumstances under which Chief Haynes must leave the district,' Dunn said.

'By submitting his letter ending his employment, Chief Haynes did what was best for the district that he served so well for several years.

'It should be noted that during his years of service to Ennis ISD he performed with excellence, always striving to do what was best for young people and staff. We wish him the very best.'

Dunn was also reported as saying the district now would begin the search for a replacement for Haynes.

'We will promptly begin the process to hire a new Chief of Police for Ennis ISD,' Dunn said.

'We hope to employ a highly qualified individual who will ensure our children and staff are served.'

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