MARLIN, Texas – Marlin Mayor Carolyn Lofton and City Manager Cedric Davis announced Lawrence McCall as the new police chief Wednesday night.

McCall worked as a Dallas County Constable before receiving the Marlin offer. He was one of several finalists who took questions during a town forum on October 29th.

McCall replaces Nathan Sodek, who committed suicide in August while Texas Rangers tried to serve him a sexual assault arrest warrant.

In a previous story, FOX44’s Kendall Green spoke to the woman who brought those allegations against Sodek.