Cedar Park bust ends Travis deputy’s career


A Travis County sheriff’s office detective arrested in Cedar Park over the weekend for driving while intoxicated was fired on Monday.

James Bishop Sapp, 47, was pulled over late Sunday night after a Cedar Park police officer observed him swerving while driving on South Bell Boulevard.

Official documents show that the arresting officer immediately smelled alcohol and that Sapp failed the field sobriety test administered on the scene.

The officer found a loaded gun on the floor of Sapp’s vehicle and a container with two different prescriptions in his pocket. Sapp was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon as well as two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

The Travis County sheriff’s office confirmed that Sapp, a 24-year employee of the department, was fired on Monday.