Wichita Falls deputy clerk accused of disclosing criminal case info

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An official with the City of Wichita Falls Municipal Court has been accused of disclosing information to a defendant in an ongoing criminal investigation that was not yet made public.

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Alison Suzanne White, 45, of Wichita Falls, was arrested and booked into the Wichita County Jail on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, on the third-degree felony charge of misuse of official information. She was released from jail the same day after posting a $5,000 bond.

According to the arrest affidavit, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department's Special Operations Division were in the process of executing a search warrant on a cell phone belonging to an arrested suspect in an ongoing criminal investigation on March 11, 2024.

Authorities said screenshots between the defendant and his brother were located that alluded to the ongoing investigation.

Police said on March 16, the WFPD conducted a traffic stop on the defendant's brother, who was arrested on a felony narcotics offense. A search warrant was also executed on the defendant's brother's phone.

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According to the affidavit, police were able to determine the messages originally were sent to the defendant's brother's phone. They said the messages were sent from a 940 area code phone number that was saved as a contact in the cell phone as "Ace Dawg".

Police said a records check revealed the cell phone number saved for "Ace Dawg" belonged to White. They were able to locate specific text messages from White to the defendant's brother sent on December 18, 2023.

According to the affidavit, White was asked to look up a subject named "Dwight", who was neither the defendant nor his brother. White then asked the defendant's brother to clarify a middle name for "Dwight". Police said white responded, "His last possession was in 2019."

The affidavit said the defendant's brother then asked White to let him "know if his name comes up." Later, the defendant's brother confirmed the name of the subject he was asking White to search for.

Authorities said White texted the defendant's brother, "Idk why you're getting mad at me. I just read it."

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According to the affidavit, officers discovered White currently works for the City of Wichita Falls for the Municipal Court as the Deputy Clerk.

Police said after speaking with Municipal Court officials, they were able to determine if she was at work that particular day, and that she had access to computer software that contained the names and birth dates of citizens of Wichita Falls.

If found guilty, White faces up to 10 years behind bars.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma's Homepage for updates as more information becomes available. All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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