• February 22, 2017

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2-22-17 Police blotter

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Man arraigned in elderly stabbing

A man accused of stabbing an elderly man was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Monday, according to an arrest affidavit.

Shooting death Killeen's 3rd slaying of year

A man was fatally shot at 12:04 a.m. Tuesday in the 600 block of West Hallmark Avenue, according to a news release from Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

Sexual assault suspect back in custody

BELTON — Chance Haden Pearson, 24, of Fort Hood, charged with sexual assault, was in custody again Friday.

2-21-2017 Police blotter

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2-20-2017 Police blotter

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2-19-2017 Police blotter

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Local judges recuse themselves from JP removal petition

BELTON — A state district judge from Kerrville has been assigned to handle the petition that a lawyer filed to oust Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown who set a record-setting $4 billion bond.

Bell County sheriff’s shooting outcome common in Texas

The ruling by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday to not indict a sheriff’s deputy on criminal charges in the shooting of a Navy veteran who lived in Harker Heights is consistent with a statewide trend of not charging officers in shooting incidents, according to a 2016 report.

2-18-2017 Police blotter

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2-17-2017 Police blotter

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KPD looking for person of interest in robberies

Killeen police need help identifying a person of interest in two robberies that took place Jan. 9.

KPD looking for burglary witness

Killeen police are asking for help finding a witness of a burglary that happened on Jan. 11 in the 2100 block of Continental Drive.

Woman arraigned on drug charge; Brown sets bond at $50K

A woman who had an outstanding warrant on possession of a controlled substance charges was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on Thursday on the same charge, according to an affidavit.

Coryell County jury finds man guilty of sexual assault

GATESVILLE — A man charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl was found guilty by a Coryell County jury on Thursday, according to a news release from Coryell County District Attorney Dustin Boyd.

KPD still looking for boy who was reported kidnapped

Killeen police are still seeking two people involved in the possible kidnapping of a 3-year-old boy Saturday.

2-16-2017 Police blotter

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No criminal charge for deputy who shot Heights veteran

BELTON — A Bell County grand jury Wednesday took no action in the case of a deputy-involved shooting of a Navy veteran on the outskirts of Harker Heights.

Overall crime in Belton down from 2015

BELTON — Crime was down in the city by 3 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to data from the police department’s annual report.

Man arraigned on sexual assault charge

Chance Haden Pearson, 24, was arraigned on a charge of sexual assault on Wednesday. The charge stems from an accusation on July 19, 2016. Pearson is being held on $1,000 bond by Bell County Judge Claudia Brown.

Car thief still at large after causing accident

A short car chase in Killeen on Tuesday afternoon ended with an accident and the suspect fleeing on foot, police officials said.

2-15-2017 Police blotter

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Justice of peace switches tack, sets low bond in burglary case

Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown, who assigned a record-setting $4 billion bond last week, moved to the other end of the scale this week.

Man arraigned on meth possession charge

Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown stayed true to her campaign promise to issue lower bond amounts and held a low-level drug offender on a $2,000 bond, according to an arrest affidavit.