Officials on Tuesday charged a man who threatened to kill himself and created a 15-hour standoff in Killeen with felony assault.

The suspect, 33-year-old Sean Michael Denny, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin on Tuesday arraigned Denny and set his bail at $100,000.

Denny is accused of threatening to kill a woman and her daughter on Saturday. Police learned of the alleged assault when the woman made a report at the police department Sunday.

The woman told police that Denny and she got into an argument that turned violent Saturday evening, according to an arrest affidavit.

Denny allegedly grabbed the woman’s face and neck and began to squeeze until she was unable to breathe. He then got a loaded handgun and held it to the woman’s neck. He threatened to kill her and her daughter and said, “Someone is going to die,” the affidavit stated.

When police went to Denny’s home on Tatonka Drive on Sunday, he refused to leave the residence and threatened to commit suicide.

His threat led police to call in the Tactical Response Unit — SWAT team — which negotiated with Denny for 15 hours until he surrendered peacefully just before 5 a.m. Monday. Denny was in Bell County Jail on Tuesday.

Also arraigned was Edward Terrell Perry, 35, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram. Perry’s bond was set at $25,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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I would be highly upset if I had to leave my Home for the night because some Nut Case had an issue with his Wife. I'm almost certain this guy was Drunk but the Police never report that because it might give the Alcohol they love to Consume a bad name and we wouldn't want that. But if they found some Weed in his House they would have posted that in BOLD letters in the Headlines What a Bunch of Hypocrites.

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