Killeen police arrested a 43-year-old man they said strangled a woman.

William Iley was charged with assault by strangulation. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arraigned Iley on Thursday, setting his bail at $100,000.

Police believe Iley assaulted a woman at a home in the 600 block of West Avenue K on June 2.

Police were called to the residence to check the welfare of an individual.

When they arrived, two officers spotted a man later identified as Iley walking out of the residence. They asked Iley if anyone else was in the residence, and he stated a woman was inside, an arrest affidavit stated.

Officers instructed Iley to stay outside of the home while they checked on the woman. However, he disregarded their orders and began to walk quickly toward the front door. Officers then detained Iley.

Inside the home they found a woman with bruises on her neck and scratches on her chin.

She told investigators Iley kicked her and grabbed her neck, which interfered with her breathing.

Potvin also arraigned the following:

  • John Allen Breckles, 43, on a charge of failure to register as a sex offender. Breckles’ bail was set at $50,000.
  • James Leon Knight, 45, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Knight’s bail was set at $25,000.
  • Lareginald Rayshaun Billups, 33, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Billups’ bail was set at $25,000.
  • Rudolph Franklin Bridges, also known as James Edward Keels, 39, on a charge of failure to comply with registration requirements. Keels’ bail was set at $20,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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