Colleyville counselor accused of improper relationship is jailed, released

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A Colleyville Heritage High School counselor accused of having an improper relationship with a student was booked into the Denton County Jail on Wednesday.

Kerry Jones, 50, was released a short time later, jail records show.

Jones, of Trophy Club, was indicted on four counts of improper relationship between an educator and student, according to a news release from the Trophy Club Police Department last week.

The jail records showed three counts against him, not four. No bail information was listed. The records noted "special circumstance" beside each count.

A Sheriff's Department employee who answered the phone Wednesday evening said no one on duty was authorized to discuss the case.

Trophy Club Police Cmdr. Lee Delk, whose agency investigated the case, said he had not been informed that Jones was booked in and released from jail.

Officials with the Denton County district attorney's office could not be reached for comment.

Jones has been on administrative leave from his counselor's job since Aug. 10, according to school officials.

Delk said last week that the case involved a male student who was 17 or older at the time of four sexual encounters in 2010 and 2011, which occurred at Jones' home, not on school property.

Jones was elected to the Northwest district school board in 2010. State records show that he has been a registered foster parent since 2002 and a licensed peace officer for more than two decades.

According to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education, he served 20 years and nine months as a peace officer for Denton County constables and as a reserve officer for the Aubrey and Denton police departments.

His latest assignment, the records show, was eight years as a peace officer for the Precinct 4 Denton County constable, Feb. 16, 2005, through March 29 -- one day after he was indicted.

Bill Miller, 817-390-7684

Twitter: @Bill_MillerST

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