Roger Eugene Mueller

Hunt Regional Healthcare / www.huntregional.org

Celeste Chief of Police Roger Eugene Mueller III has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Mueller was awaiting trial on two counts of indecency with a child.

Hunt County District Attorney Noble D. Walker Jr. said he was notified of Mueller’s death Monday night.

“I got a call at around 8 p.m. that he had commited suicide,” Walker said.

Greenville Herald-Banner

While facing charges of sexual assault, Celeste Police Chief Roger Eugene Mueller III has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot.

According to the Greenville Herald-Banner, police got a call of a gunshot victim at Mueller's home at around 7:45 p.m. Monday night. He was transported to Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, where he died shortly after.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks tells the Herald-Banner that Texas Rangers have taken over the investigation.

Texas Dept. of Public Safety / Texas Rangers

Celeste Chief of Police Roger Eugene Mueller III was arrested Friday on two counts of alleged indecency with a child by sexual contact.