A Harker Heights man was indicted on a felony charge Wednesday for allegedly threatening to kill a Killeen police officer.

Timothy Louis Perod, 56, was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated Nov. 23.

When the police officer asked him to exit the vehicle, Perod began to call the officer racial slurs, and threatened to “cut him up,” according to an arrest affidavit.

While being transported for a blood draw, Perod reportedly threatened the officer again, saying “I don’t know who you are, but I gonna find out and going to kill you.”

According to the affidavit, Perod also threatened to strangle the officer “like a pig.” Another police officer who reviewed video and audio recordings of the incident said Perod threatened the officer’s life about 10 times that night.

Perod was indicted Wednesday on one count of retaliation, a third-degree felony, and on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated, third offense or more, by a Bell County grand jury.

The grand jury also indicted the following individuals on unrelated charges Wednesday:

  • Juan Vargas Jr., 18, of Nolanville, on a charge of burglary of a building.
  • Anthony Michael Brown, 17, of Killeen, on a charge of criminal mischief more than $1,500.
  • Christopher Broussard 23, of Killeen, on a charge of criminal mischief more than $1,500.
  • Jason Rudolph Huckabee, 33, of Copperas Cove, on a charge of theft more than $1,500.
  • Peyton Shane Evans, 20, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Terry Wayne Brothers, 57, of Boax, Ala., possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Jerald Lamon Reed, 40, of Killeen, possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • Benjamin Joseph Full, 32, of Killeen on a charge of aggravated sexual assault.
  • Ashley Lynn Mehr, also known as Ashley Lynne Gibson, 25, of Killeen, on a charge of credit card abuse.
  • Mary Diane Torres, 30, of Killeen, on a charge of forgery by passing.
  • Devaughn Kendell King, 19, of Killeen, on a charge of forgery by passing.
  • Bernardo Quintez Maxwell, 28, of Killeen, on a charge of forgery by passing.
  • Aleesa Breana Doolan, 19, of Killeen, on a charge of forgery by passing.
  • Derrick Lashaun Brown, 26, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
  • Vinnie Randall Angelos, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
  • Anthony Tavaris Smalls, 22, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
  • Patrick Michael Morris Jr., 23, of Harker Heights, on four counts of theft, enhanced.
  • Keith William Faubion, 65, of Gatesville, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more offense.
  • George Nolan, 68, of Killeen, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more offense, repeat offender.

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

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