Accused Maypearl police chief resigns

The city council in Maypearl accepted the resignation of the police chief, who is accused of sexually abusing a young girl.

Chief Kevin Coffey was arrested on charges that he had a two-year long sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Prosecutors said some of the incidents happened in his office at the police station.

Coffey is in the Ellis County jail on a $350,000 bond.

The council could have voted to fire him.