On March 8, Alvarado Police officers received a report of a possible sexual assault of a 14-year-old female resident of Alvarado. In light of the following investigation by detectives, a suspect was identified as Alvarado resident Jeffery L. Garner, 23.

“Detectives worked with the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office and the Johnson County Children’s Advocacy Center during this investigation. Detectives located Garner in Burleson on March 11 for an interview,” Alvarado Police Chief Brad Anderson said. “During this interview, Garner confessed to allegations of an inappropriate sexual relationship with the 14 year old victim.”

Anderson said Garner was subsequently arrested and booked into Johnson County Sheriff’s Office jail on the same date without incident. Garner’s bond was set at $100,000.