Police arrested a man who allegedly interfered with an emergency call after taking his girlfriend’s phone.

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Santa Rosa Drive in Killeen on Sunday after receiving a 911 call.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with a woman standing on the sidewalk outside the residence. According to an arrest affidavit, the woman told police her boyfriend, Kevin Duane Drisdale, 41, woke her up by slapping her and asking about a photo he found on her cellphone. The woman said she was tired of Drisdale slapping her, so she called 911. During the call, Drisdale grabbed the phone and threw it on the ground, making the battery fall out, the affidavit stated.

After the woman put the battery back in the phone, it began ringing, the affidavit stated. The 911 dispatcher was calling, but Drisdale wouldn’t let her answer the cellphone.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Drisdale on a charge of interference with an emergency telephone call, setting his bail at $5,000.

In unrelated cases, Cooke also arraigned:

  • Guillermo Bonilla, 23, on a charge of assault with bodily injury to a family member. Cooke set his bail at $5,000.
  • Anthony Gregory Trent Jr., 34, on a charge of failure to identify a fugitive. Cooke set his bail at $5,000.

Contact Sarah Rafique at srafique@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7549. Follow her on Twitter at KDHreporter.

I'm the education reporter at the Killeen Daily Herald. Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SarahRafique

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