BELTON — A man accused of threatening to kill a Killeen police officer was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday.

Chisolm McLintock Kelly, 23, of Killeen, is charged with one count of retaliation, a third-degree felony.

According to an arrest affidavit, the threats occurred after Kelly was arrested Saturday on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge.

While authorities were attempting to book him into the Killeen jail, Kelly reportedly became agitated. He then began to verbally threaten the officer who arrested him.

According to the affidavit, Kelly looked at the officer when he made the statements, including telling the officer “Ima shoot you from a distance (expletive).”

Kelly’s statements were overheard by two other officers, and were heard on a recording made at the jail, the affidavit stated.

Kelly was in custody in Bell County Jail on Wednesday, according to jail records. His bail is set at $105,000.

Contact Chris McGuinness at or (254) 501-7568. Follow him on Twitter at ChrismKDH.

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