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David Boyd as he was being sworn in to the Precinct 1 Constable position in 2018.

A woman who claims she was a victim of harassment and sexual abuse has sued a Constable, who also serves as pastor in Sabine County.

The document filed last week by Melissa Tyson in Federal Court in Beaumont, alleges that while serving as a Deputy for the Sabine County Sheriff's Department, David W. Boyd came to her home while her husband was at work and not only propositioned her, but also exposed himself.

The complaint, filed by Tyson’s attorney, Jason M. Byrd of the Byrd Law Firm in Beaumont, is very similar to information contained in a probable cause affidavit filed by a Texas Ranger in State District Court earlier this year following their investigation into Boyd’s alleged activities.

The plaintiff action not only names Boyd himself, but also Sabine County and the Sabine County Sheriff's Department.

The lawsuit also contained sworn affidavits from two other women, Haley Lloyd and Paula Jackson, both of whom alleged that Boyd tried to entice them to let him take nude photos of them for a pornographic website. Additionally, Lloyd alleged that Boyd sexually propositioned her.

The lawsuit asks for “Actual damages; Reasonable and necessary attorney’s fees; Exemplary or punitive damages; Prejudgment interest; Post-­‐judgment interest; Costs of court; and All other relief, either at law or in equity, to which Plaintiff may show herself to be justly entitled to receive.”

Boyd, who is no longer with the Sheriff's Department, was sworn in on the 1st of this year as Constable of Sabine County Precinct 1.


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