A Killeen man who police say shot a pellet gun through the window of a home with an infant inside was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Thursday.
Mickey Sean Miller, 27, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by Killeen police, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He was arrested Tuesday.
Police responded to a call at 8:17 a.m. Tuesday in the 3300 block of Bugle Drive.
A man told police he went into his 3-week-old daughter’s room to check on her in her crib when he heard a “pop” sound from outside and saw glass from a window shatter, according to an arrest affidavit.
The man and another woman grabbed the baby, and ran from the room, police said. Later, when a resident of the home inspected the window, six holes were found outside the window pane, along with two holes that seemed to puncture both panes of glass, police said.
Police saw a window in the home of a neighbor that had a direct line of sight into the infant’s room, according to the police. Police got a search warrant, entered the home, and found Miller inside.
Officers found parts of a disassembled BB gun located in two different trash cans, BB gun ammunition and a CO-2 cartridge inside a garage, according to the affidavit.
When police spoke with Miller, he told officers that he opened the window for fresh air, and “forgot he had a CO-2 powered BB gun in his hand at the time,” according to the affidavit.
Miller then told police he had a medical condition that causes him to twitch, and ended up twitching and “firing a few shots” at his neighbors’ window, according to the affidavit.
A label on the gun has a warning that said “this gun can cause death if carelessly used or misused,” and stated that it may be dangerous up to 235 yards, police said. When officers measured the distance between the window allegedly shot from, and the window that had been damaged, they saw that the distance was 17 feet, according to the affidavit.
Miller was held in the Bell County Jail on $100,000 bond.
In an unrelated case, Elizabeth Samson, 40, was charged with the possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. She was held in the Bell County Jail on $20,000 bond.