The Texas Rangers are investigating an incident that occurred at the Refugio County Jail after a woman was arrested on suspicion of improper sexual activity with a person in custody.

Sgt. Nathan Bradley, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, confirmed that the Rangers’ investigation regarding an incident that occurred at the jail involving Tabatha Leeanne Anderson.

The 24-year-old Refugio woman was arrested last Wednesday on suspicion of improper sexual activity with a person in custody and released the same day after posting a $10,000 bail, according to jail records.

Sheriff Raul “Pinky” Gonzales said Anderson was not an employee of the Refugio County Sheriff’s Office. How she reportedly had contact with a person in custody was not clear Tuesday night.

Bradley said the Texas Department of Public Safety could not release additional details because the Rangers’ investigation is ongoing.

Kali Venable is a public safety reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at

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