Chief and Assistant Chief Charged in Ellis County Firefighter Chorizo Sex Assault

Billy Getzendaner and Gavin Satterfield are accused of tampering with witnesses in a sexual assault against trainee volunteer firefighter in Ellis County.
Billy Getzendaner and Gavin Satterfield are accused of tampering with witnesses in a sexual assault against trainee volunteer firefighter in Ellis County.
Ellis County

"This is funny shit," Assistant Chief Billy Getzendaner said after he watched a video of a trainee volunteer firefighter being sodomized with a link of sausage by a group of other volunteers, a warrant issued for Getzendaner's arrest in Ellis County claims.

Getzendaner, 34, and Gavin Satterfield, the 31-year-old chief of Ellis County Emergency Service District 6 firefighters, were booked into Ellis County jail Thursday afternoon, charged with witness tampering in the case.

A trainee in the department told Texas Rangers that on January 20, Keith Wisakowsky, Casey Stafford, Alec Miller, Blake Tucker and Preston Peyrot held him down and penetrated him with a link of chorizo. The five men, along with Brittany Parten, were arrested Tuesday. The firefighters are accused of sexual assault; Parten is charged with improper photography for allegedly videotaping the rape.

After hearing about the video, Getzendaner and Satterfield met with the five fighters and the trainee in January and told those involved in the attack to keep quiet, the arrest warrants for Satterfield and Getzendaner allege. Getzendaner is said to have laughed after viewing the video of the incident, telling those at the meeting "this is funny shit."

Witness tampering is a first degree felony.


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