Randy Joseph Ely Jr.

Randy Joseph Ely Jr.

A Killeen 19-year-old was held in the Bell County Jail after he led police on a 110-mile-per-hour chase down U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14.

Randy Joseph Ely was arrested by police on Jan. 28 and charged with evading arrest. He is held in the Bell County on $25,000 total bond, as he is also charged with the unlawful carrying of a weapon and a misdemeanor count of evading arrest.

Killeen police saw Ely driving 78 mph in a 60 mph zone, and attempted to pull him over. Instead of stopping, Ely began to increase his speed and soon reached 110 mph, according to an affidavit for arrest.

Ely exited 190 at the Fort Hood Street exit and went into a parking lot, where he then parked his car and ran away, police said. A police officer detained Ely as he tried to jump a fence, according to the affidavit for arrest.

Ely told police that he ran because someone jumped out of his car and left a gun in it, according to the affidavit. A loaded gun that had been reported stolen in a 2017 burglary was found on the floorboard of the car, police said.

One of the two evading arrest charges and the unlawful possession of a firearm charge are both class A misdemeanors. Ely was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.

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(2) comments


@snow the funny part is, he will go in front of that nut Brown, and Fleming will pull strings, and he will be out by Friday. Nice to see we have some real KPD officers left on the force. I wonder how many real ones we have left, since it seems you don't have to be licensed in Killeen tx to be a chief of police, just 6 months of being a photo prop chief and years just being a college security guard. Must be pretty rough on those campuses, all those college educated gang bangers I hear are pretty tough. LMAO


So the alleged perp gets out of the car, after being pursued, tries to get over a fence and the long arm of REAL KPD nabbed him. The mope didn't know enough to keep his yapper closed, so a spontaneous utterance jumps outta his piehole, "An unknown man jumped outta my car and left a stolen gun, officer!" Yeah, on;ly in KILLeen readers, only in KILLeen even the wannabe criminals are stupid.

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