The Stone County, Arkansas Sheriff’s Office confirms Randall Mealer was found dead Saturday, July 3.
Mealer was charged with 50 counts of sexual assault on July 2. The charges were filed in Boone County. Court documents accuse Mealer of assaulting a student while he was employed with the Harrison School District in 2017 and 2018.
Stone County investigators say they are not looking for suspects in Mealer’s death, and they do not suspect foul play.
Mealer, A former band director at Harrison High School was arrested on allegations of having a sexual relationship with a male student at HHS when he still worked there, online court records show.
Records show the 56-year-old was charged with 50 counts of first-degree sexual assault for allegedly engaging in “sexual intercourse or deviate sexual activity with the victim on at least 50 occasions,” the criminal information said. “The victim was a student of the Defendant.”
His bond was set at $75,000, an arrest warrant said.
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