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Ellis County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested county employee Dena Marie Hollon, 51, of Waxahachie, on an after-indictment warrant Friday, June 11. ECSO public information officer Sgt. Joe Fitzgerald said the warrant was executed on behalf of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, which is serving as attorney pro tem in the matter.

The Ellis County grand jury’s indictment lists two counts:

• theft of property greater than or equal to $2,500 but less than $30,000, and

• money laundering greater than or equal to $2,500 but less than $30,000.

On the first count, the indictment alleges Hollon, on or about Feb. 12, 2021, unlawfully appropriated money in the above amount “with intent to deprive the owner, Ellis County Tax Assessor and Collector, of the property, without the effective consent of the owner.” The indictment states that Hollon was serving as a chief deputy clerk in that office at the time.

On the second count, the indictment alleges Hollon, on or about March 5, 2021, “did then and there knowingly facilitate a transaction involving the proceeds of criminal activity,” with the indictment stating there was a procurement of a cashier’s check made payable to a title company.

According to the inmate listing for Wayne McCollum Detention Center, Hollon was booked into the county jail Friday on the two charges with bond set at $100,000. She has since made bond and been released.

The matter will be heard in Ellis County’s 443rd District Court.

Hollon’s current employment status was not immediately available at the time of this report.

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