On Sept. 9th 2022, the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office was contacted about a Sexual Indecency with a Child Report.

Over the course of the last several months Detectives with the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office have investigated the complaint.

On Thursday June 8th, 2023, a warrant was issued for Ryan Armstrong, 32 of Concord. On Monday June 12th, 2023 Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office arrested Armstrong and brought him to the Cleburne County Jail where he was booked in for the following charges:

Rape, Class Y Felony
Sexual Assault 2nd, Class B Felony
Distributing, Possessing, Or Viewing of Matter Depicting Sexually Explicit Conduct Involving a Child, Class C Felony

The bond listed on the warrant was $150,000. Shortly after he was brought to jail, he posted bond and was released.

Ryan was a volunteer temporary care giver with The Call, which is a local foster organization. He was also a martial arts instructor in the Concord area. The investigation is ongoing and the Sheriff’s Office is requesting that if you have information about a possible victim to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 501-362-8143.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

-Sheriff Chris Brown