Juan Javier Colunga Jr.

Juan Javier Colunga Jr.

A Killeen man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon was arraigned Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

On Sept. 10, Killeen police responded to a call in the 4200 block of Fawn Drive. There, they interviewed a woman who claimed she had been assaulted by Juan Javier Colunga Jr., 32, earlier that day.

Colunga attacked the victim after she asked him to leave her home, according to an arrest affidavit.

When the victim’s nose began bleeding, Colunga forced her into the shower, returning with a knife and threatened to kill her, police said.

The victim managed to escape the house when Colunga fell asleep. She showed police the knife, which had a 6-inch blade, which Colunga had left in the bedroom, police said.

Officers photographed the victim’s injuries, before she was transported via ambulance to the hospital for treatment.

Colunga was taken into custody. His bond was set at $200,000.

In an unrelated case, Carl Earnest McConnell, 44, was arraigned Thursday on a charge of fraud, use/possession of identifying information by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.

The victim in the case notified police that McConnell, a former associate, had fraudulently used the victim’s Social Security number and name to obtain loans and electrical power.

McConnell remained in the Bell County Jail as of Thursday afternoon on $50,000 bond.

254-501-7568 | jferraro@kdhnews.com

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