A Killeen man was arraigned on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Friday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.
Bernard Reginald Pierre, 61, was arrested Thursday at a home in the 2200 block of Andover Drive. When police arrived on scene, Pierre had slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, police said.
Two witnesses told officers that Pierre grabbed a woman’s neck, wrestled with her and then left to go to another room, where he grabbed a shotgun and pointed it at the woman, according to the affidavit for arrest. Pierre told the woman that he wanted to kill her.
Police found a shotgun under the bed in the master bedroom. The gun was loaded with a 12-gauge, shotgun super speed shell, according to the affidavit for arrest. The hammer was cocked and the weapon was on fire, police said.
Pierre was held in the Bell County Jail on $100,000 bond. The second-degree felony is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
In an unrelated case, Justin Shardel Criner was arraigned on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault. He was held in the Bell County Jail on $100,000 bond.