The man wanted for a fatal vehicle crash that killed his 27-year-old passenger is behind bars, according to local law enforcement officials.

Orvin Scott Lee II, 28, of Killeen, was arraigned Tuesday on intoxication manslaughter and possession of marijuana charges.

Lee was wanted in connection with a vehicle crash that occurred just after 2 a.m. June 4 on westbound U.S. Highway 190 near Fort Hood’s main gate.

According to police reports, Lee’s vehicle was traveling on U.S. 190 at a high rate of speed when he lost control and hit a guardrail.

The vehicle overturned, killing Lee’s passenger, Jeremy Alexander Chapman, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later determined Lee was drunk at the time of the accident and transporting a half pound of marijuana.

Lee was arrested Monday about 2 p.m. by Bell County Sheriff’s Department. Killeen police said Lee’s arrest was the result of a Crime Stoppers tip.

Lee is in Bell County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of intoxicated manslaughter, as well as two possession charges and a charge of parole violation. His total bail is set at more than $1 million.

Antonious Demond Brinson, 39, was also arraigned Tuesday on an unrelated charge of assault with bodily injury to a family member, repeat offender, by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Brinson was arrested Oct. 13 after a woman told police he hit her in the head with an aluminum baseball bat, according to an arrest affidavit.

Brinson was previously convicted of assault with bodily injury on a family member in October 2012. | 254-501-7568

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

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