Eddie and Sharon Nichols: Prominent East Texas Cop/Pastor and Wife Charged with Sex Crime

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Sharon Nichols: Accused of sex charges
Authorities in the east Texas town of Marshall say a local cop / pastor and his wife, an assistant clerk in the county clerk's office, committed indecency with a child by contact.

Huey Edwards "Eddie" Nichols Jr., 49, and his wife Sharon Nichols, 33, were arrested Friday. Police there say the arrest came about after the victim -- a student at Marshall's Texas State Technical College -- told her school counselor about the contact. The counselor told campus cops, who took the case in turn to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Eddie Nichols' employer for the past three-and-a-half years. Realizing their possible conflict of interest they called in the county DA's office and the Texas Rangers and other agencies.

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Eddie Nichols :Cop, pastor, accused child-sex offender
Prior to that he had been a Marshall city cop for 13 years, not to mention the department's chaplain.
He is currently listed as occupying the pulpit at Marshall's Harvest Christian Fellowship.

Part of Sharon Nichols's job at the county clerk's office is to sign marriage certificates, as one East Texas Internet commenter noted to her dismay.

Eddie Nichols is charged with two counts of indecency with a child by contact and his bond was set at $200,000. As of yesterday he was still behind bars. His wife's bond was set at half that and she is a free woman. If convicted of the second-degree felony, each could be sent to prison for two to twenty years.


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Scretch
Scretch

Thanks to the counselor for being a sounding board for the kid and for alerting authorities. It will be interesting to see how this one pans out.

houstonnative
houstonnative

The victims were Sharon's own daughters. She not only allowed but participated in the molestings. The cop/preacher has been known in the area to be VERY unethical. He would carry his billy club and gun to kids' easter egg hunts. He also would perform lewd sexual acts to baby dolls in front of his wife's family and they thought it was funny. Pretty perverted group if you ask me. These two have no business being around kids. Period.

ken ray
ken ray

Winona Ryder just can't stay out of trouble....Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

legally_me
legally_me

I grew up a few blocks from Nichols...always thought he was super weird.  He was also one of the patrol officer at our high school; definitely not very "reverent." He liked to use fear and intimidation more than anything, I think the whole "pastor" (not at a big church mind you, this was one of those "non-denominational" ones) thing was just an easier way for him to manipulate people.

I always thought it was weird that a known drug house was 2 houses down from Nichols.  They trafficked all hours of the night, in the open. Even though everyone complained to Nichols, nothing got done and they kept selling.

I'm glad questions have finally surfaced as to Nichols' dedication to the badge and hope that the justice system can get to the truth.  But most importantly, I hope that the victim is able to get out Marshall and get real psychiatric care. 

Craigley
Craigley

Why do they both look like they are at the barber?

Craigley
Craigley

If you are in college you are old enough to get it on.

Case dismissed!

Wyatt
Wyatt

She's kind of cute, in a pale, art-school way

Early Cuyler
Early Cuyler

He said, "Come on over here son, let me show you aroundover there is where we put the preachers, I never liked those clownsthey're always blaming me for everything under the sunit ain't that harder to do what's right, just maybe not as funthen they walk around thinking their better than me and youand then they get caught in a motel roomdoing what they said not to do"Ray Wylie Hubbard - Conversation with the devil 

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Kvpierce2008
Kvpierce2008

His parents have been known to smoke and peddle a little weed

NotSurprized
NotSurprized

I grew up with Eddie... I never bought into the "Chaplain" thing, nor did I understand the "Cop" thing. As a teenager & young man, Eddie was pretty much the go-to guy when you needed some weed (or anything else). This has always been a problem in Marshall & Harrison County; the thugs become public servants, they use their positions to further their agendas, whether it be seniority complex, drugs or sex. I'd guess that since the 70's, at least 50% of "Marshall's Finest" operate on both sides of the law.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

He has that crazed high school offensive line coach look.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Probably wearing something like: 

" ...defense attorneys were complaining that witnesses picked their clients out of a photo lineup because of their clothing, not their facial features. They argued that this could lead to wrongful identifications.

Lt. Larry Smart and several others at the jail came up with an idea to homogenize mug shots with the gray towel."

Lauren
Lauren

The girls were 11 and 14. I don't think an 11 or 14 year old is old enough to "get it on".... case dismissed you idiot!

Kvpierce2008
Kvpierce2008

The child you think is in college is not only taking classes there. She is 14 yrs. old. You still think its OK to get it on? If so maybe you need checking out.

Cali_R_1975
Cali_R_1975

she is 14 taking early college preparedness classes.

Me
Me

The child is 14. She is smart as hell. Goes to early college classes. Don't be such an ass.

MadMac
MadMac

Yeah, except for these inconvenient things called details. Like the statute of limitations, which can span, (dependent on offense) seven years. Oh, age, it's not established here and highschool kids can/have taken classes at colleges around the country. So, no, case not dismissed, Mr. Smart E. Pants.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

The actions they are indicted for seem to have taken place before the victim reached the age of consent. They are being very tight-lipped about the victim and the crime at this point.

MadMac
MadMac

Or in a child-prone-to-predator way. All kinds of ewww, there, guys.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Very hipsterish for a deep East Texas preacher-cop's wife.

legally_me
legally_me

Actually the KIDS are 11 and 14.  They're hers.  When they got together, they were put in home school.  They are required to go to TSTC for some sort of program for home schooled children.

Craigley
Craigley

I'm sure it was just advance French Lessons!

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Come to think of it, she almost looks like a French art-house actress.

Lauren
Lauren

I take offense to this statement....I am from Marshall, Texas and don't believe I look anything resembling Sharon Nichols or a "Gothic or French" female. K, thanks!

CountryGirl
CountryGirl

You made me LOL! Too funny, and so true!

Mel Sharkskin
Mel Sharkskin

Oddly, all three of your observations came to me as I kept returning to the mugshot and the Froggish face with the huge eyes. 'Tis pity she's (allegedly) a chickenhawkesse.

Gort
Gort

I want her to be indecent with me.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

She did have this recording in 1967

"I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You" / "Snow"

Might be the one you were thinking of.

DuckDuckGoose
DuckDuckGoose

Claudine Georgette Longet

Born in Paris, France, Longet was married to pop singer Andy Williams from 1961 until 1975. She has maintained a private profile since 1977, following her conviction for misdemeanor negligent homicide in connection with the death of former Olympic skier "Spider" Sabich.

Craigley
Craigley

Have you ever spent time in the deep bayous of Western Louisana?

All the chicks look like that.  You'd swear they are either Gothic or French, but most of the time they just be coon arses.

John Nova Lomax
John Nova Lomax

Isn't she the actress / chanteuse who shot and killed her hubby in Aspen? I think I have a recording of her cooing a Xmas carol.

Wyatt
Wyatt

A Francoise Hardy vibe maybe? There's some reason I'm all enchanted and shit

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