Dr. David Anthony Miranda

Dr. David Anthony Miranda

A doctor who was a contractor at Metroplex Hospital is being investigated in a possible sex crime, according to U.S. Marshals spokesman Mike May.

Dr. David Anthony Miranda, 47, was charged last week with possession of a controlled substance, according to the Bell County Jail active inmate roster.

Miranda was in the Bell County Jail on Thursday morning, with bail set at $25,000. By 4:45 p.m., he had posted bond.

Police carried out a search warrant at Miranda’s home near Austin after a woman reported that inappropriate photos of her were being spread around after an incident “sexual in nature” happened at Miranda’s Westlake home, May said.

“She made an outcry to Austin (Police) Department’s Sex Crimes Unit,” May said. “Either he or his friend took and shared photos of the woman (naked).”

Police later arrested Miranda in his hotel room at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen after they found morphine and an “undetermined amount of cocaine” in a locked drawer at Miranda’s home, May said.

Miranda was not employed full time at Metroplex.

He contracted out to work in the emergency room overnight. Hospital officials said Miranda no longer works there.

May said that when the doctor was taken into custody, Miranda had “diarrhea of the mouth,” and ignored repeated suggestions that he had the right to remain silent.

“He kept saying that it was all a big misunderstanding, and that (the drugs) belonged to a colleague of his that worked in Austin,” May said.

254-501-7552 | sullivan@kdhnews.com

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