Nolen’s bond revoked; reset at $350,000

November 16, 2013


Former teacher and coach Tyson James Nolen is back in the Hood County Jail after Judge Ralph Walton ruled on Tuesday morning that he violated his probation after charged with sexual misconduct and improper relationships with underage students.

As a result of the motion to revoke bond hearing, bond was reset at $350,000 for the 26-year-old Weatherford resident, who is a former teacher and varsity baseball coach at Lipan High School. Nolen was arrested in Parker County on Nov. 5, accused of violating one of the conditions of his bond.

Nolen had been on probation since May 13 after originally posting bond totaling $160,000 and was required to wear a GPS ankle monitor. That monitor, which is supervised by the Hood County Adult Probation Department, indicated that one of his probation conditions – that he not travel within 200 yards of a school – had been violated on Oct. 26, according to testimony at Tuesday’s bond revocation hearing in district court.

Nolen faces one count of sexual assault of a child, one count of continuous sexual assault of a child (victim under age 14) and indecency with a child/sexual contact, along with two counts of improper relationship between an educator and a student.

His trial is set for the week of Dec. 2. District Attorney Rob Christian said he could not comment on the case.

Nolen had appeared in court before Walton on Sept. 17 for a previous bond hearing, when he admitted to being 12 minutes late on his court-ordered night curfew. His bond was not revoked then, although Walton gave him a stern warning about possibly raising his bond if there were any future violations.

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