Krzysztof Kala, 43, a former Killeen and Nolanville police officer, was arraigned Thursday with aggravated assault on a public servant. Kala, a veteran, is being held on $100,000 bond.

The incident occurred Tuesday, when deputies were sent to Kala’s home in the 2600 block of Pecan Creek Road at approximately 10 p.m. in response to a call from a representative of the Veterans Crisis Line who said “Kala was threatening himself…with a .40 caliber weapon,” said Bell County Sheriff’s Department Maj. T.J. Cruz, in a news release.

Kala pointed a weapon at Deputy Jevon Smith, at which time a struggle occurred.

During the struggle, Smith suffered an injury to his leg.

The deputy was treated at Scott & White Medical Cetner in Temple and later released, according to the release.

Kala was arrested at the time of the incident. He was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant on Thursday, with a recommended bond of $100,000 set by Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey.

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