Killeen police arrested a man they believe who, while under the influence of alcohol, forced his way inside a home Thursday and later spit on a jail guard.
Benjamin Roy Moore, 25, faces charges of harassment of a public servant and burglary of a habitation in connection with the allegations.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Moore, setting his bail at $150,000.
About 3:45 p.m. Thursday, police received a call that a man later identified as Moore had forced his way inside a home in the 1000 block of Harris Avenue in Killeen and assaulted a resident, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police spoke with the residents of the home. A female told police Moore had come over and banged on the door. She told Moore to stay out of the home, however, he began to force the door open.
Moore and the woman struggled until he shoved her off the front porch. The woman’s husband then intervened, and Moore punched him in the face, the affidavit stated. An officer found Moore nearby on North 22nd Street. The affidavit stated Moore smelled of alcohol and was placed under arrest on suspicion of public intoxication.
On the way to the city jail, Moore repeatedly slammed his head against the barrier cage between the front and the back seat in the squad car.
In the jail, Moore began yelling to staff that he had AIDS, acted combative and shouted profanities at officers, the affidavit stated. He was placed in an isolation cell. Moore tried to free himself from a restraining chair, and an officer entered the cell to “rectify the situation,” the affidavit stated.
Moore then spit on the officer’s hand, according to the affidavit.
Cooke also arraigned the following on unrelated charges:
Cody Alan Mayer, 22, on a charge of unlawful carrying a weapon on a licensed premise. Mayer’s bond was set at $25,000.
Deandre Lavon Makekau Adams, 17, on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Adams’ bond was set at $20,000.
Travis Jermaine Phillips, 39, on a charge of evading arrest or detention in a vehicle. Phillips’ bond was set at $20,000.
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