Another arrest, new charges for Cochise County Jail chaplain

Another arrest, new charges for Cochise County Jail chaplain
Doug Packer (Source: Cochise County Sheriff's Office)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office arrested jail chaplain Doug Packer for a second time on Friday, Jan. 11, nearly a week after his initial arrest for alleged sexual assault.

Detectives from the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office arrested Packer at his Sierra Vista residence on Friday, Jan. 11.

Packer is being booked into the Cochise County Jail on charges of sexual abuse (four counts), sexual assault, sexual misconduct (two counts), kidnapping and indecent exposure (two counts). Bond is set at $250,000.

Packer was originally arrested on Saturday, Jan. 5, after an inmate at the Bisbee Jail made allegations an inappropriate incident involving Packer. At the time, he was charged with sexual abuse, sexual assault, and unlawful sexual conduct in a correctional facility. Bond was set at $25,000.

Friday’s arrest was preceded by County Attorney Brian McIntyre, Sheriff’s detectives and the Sierra Vista Police Department bringing new charges before the grand jury on Thursday, Jan. 10.

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