Killeen police arrested a 29-year-old woman accused of assaulting a police officer.

Toni Lashae Betts was charged with assault on a public servant and possession of marijuana, less than 2 ounces. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Betts, setting her bail at $103,000.

Betts’ arrest followed a police response to a call of a violent domestic disturbance at a home in the 1700 block of Alamo Avenue on Saturday.

An officer heard screaming from the home when she arrived at the home Saturday night. Betts answered the door, and the officer could see lots of broken glass and that Betts was bleeding from her arm, an arrest affidavit stated.

Police spotted a female child in the home who was crying and appeared to be scared.

She told police Betts and her uncle got into a fight, which resulted in them breaking a fish tank. The glass cut Betts’ arm.

Betts began to struggle with police officers and yelled profanity at the girl, instructing her not to tell police any more details about the incident, the affidavit stated.

Police placed Betts in handcuffs. She then complained that she had to go to the bathroom.

While in the bathroom, Betts tried to slam an officer in the bathroom door and hit the officer in the face with the handcuffs.

Betts remained in Bell County Jail Monday night.

Cooke also arraigned the following people in unrelated cases:

Errol Dexter Watler, 24, on a charge of forgery by passing. Watler’s bail was set at $20,000.

Justin Lee Stevenson, 22, on a charge of possession of cocaine less than 1 gram. Stevenson’s bail was set at $20,000.

Nakia Dominique Green, 20, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram. Green’s bail was set at $20,000.

Charles Andrew Lopez, 20, on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed premises. Lopez’s bail was set at $20,000.


Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553


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