Improper relationship case

BELTON -- The Texas Rangers are investigating a possible improper relationship between a female inmate and a former male jailer at the Bell County Jail, Sgt. Bob Reinhard said.

The claim was made Friday to jail leadership.

"The jailer has since resigned his employment during the course of this investigation," Reinhard said.

Using an outside agency makes sure the investigation is not biased and is completely transparent, according to Sheriff Eddy Lange.

In 2014, Marquese Gates, a correctional officer, was accused of having a sexual relationship with an inmate. The information came from an inmate. Gates pleaded guilty to the charge in 2016 and was sentenced to 30 months deferred adjudication probation.

This story will be updated as more information is available.