BELTON — Harry Alvin Parsons, 27, of Virginia was indicted Wednesday by a Bell County grand jury in the death of a Killeen woman.

Killeen police officers were dispatched to a shooting June 8 in the 500 block of Esther Circle and met with a witness who said an argument broke out among other people at a residence.

According to a police report, Parsons arrived shortly after the argument began, forced his way into the residence and allegedly shot Veronica Denise Avant in the abdomen while fighting with another man.

Avant was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, where she underwent surgery and later died.

If convicted, Parsons could face five to 99 years in prison.

Other indictments handed down Wednesday included:

  • Thomas Robert Nikkila, 43, of Belton, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
  • Michael Anthony Ribarski, 33, of Temple, credit card abuse.
  • Cator Winston Martin II, 26, of Belton, injury to a child.
  • Adam Tovar, 31, of Temple, evading arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of methamphetamine, 1 gram or more, repeat offender.
  • Christopher Wesley Blevens, 63, of Temple, assault on family/household member.
  • David Gomez Davis, 53, of Temple, driving while intoxicated, third or more.
  • Vidal David Medina, 28, of Bartlett, possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • James Robert Bernot II, 46, of Killeen, burglary of a habitation, repeat offender.
  • Inell Gerald Taylor, 22, of Killeen, possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • Vince John Manibusan, 39, of Killeen, possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Marissa Lynn Meredith, 22, of Quinlan, credit card abuse.
  • Joyce Dineen Hulett, 52, of Killeen, driving while intoxicated, third or more.
  • Brett Carvell Madison, 34, of Killeen, assault on family/household member with a previous conviction.

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