Gladewater firefighter charged with assault, interfering in 911 call

GLADEWATER/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - A Gladewater Fire Department lieutenant is in the Gregg County Jail this afternoon charged with assault/family violence and interfering with an emergency call.

Sunday morning before 9, Gladewater Police Department responded to a disturbance call that was made by the victim's mother.

William Todd Orendorff, 42, was reported to have harmed his girlfriend and then prevented her from making a 911 call by hanging up the phone. 

Gregg County Jail records show Orendorff was arrested by Gladewater police on Sunday and is being held on $2,000 bond. 

"We are in the same building and we work together. I don't show any favoritism toward anybody," says Chief Farrell Alexander. 

"He has to follow the law like anyone else, but this was a tough decision." 

He was also issued a 31 day protective order. 


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