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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:30 am

BELTON — A Bell County grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday against a Killeen man who allegedly fled the scene of a serious traffic collision in order to tell his family goodbye.

Ernie Bernard Brown Jr., 25, told police he left the scene of the Jan. 24 collision with a motorcycle on State Highway 195 because he had been driving with a suspended license.

Brown knew he would be arrested for the offense and wanted to tell his family goodbye, according to an arrest affidavit. Brown could now face up to 10 years in prison if convicted on a charge of accident involving serious bodily injury — also known as failure to stop and render aid.

Prosecutor Paul McWilliams said Brown was driving a green Saturn when he pulled out of a residential street onto the highway directly in front of a male motorcyclist.

The motorcycle crashed into the right side of the rear of Brown’s vehicle, causing injuries to the motorcyclist so severe that authorities airlifted him to Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Police later learned the driver of the motorcycle sustained a fractured skull.

The grand jury also returned indictments against the following:

  • Rebekah Ann Ellis, 30, of Temple, on a charge of driving while intoxicated with child passengers.
  • Angela Marie Ramirez, 34, of Belton, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Robert Craig Bailey, 52, of Temple, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Teron Lamont Mahone, 34, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of marijuana, less than 5 pounds, in a drug-free zone.
  • Deontaney Terrell Spears, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of marijuana, less than 5 pounds, in a drug-free zone.
  • Andre Lamont Moore, 38, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of marijuana, less than 5 pounds.
  • Paul Angel Castor Jr., 36, of Belton, on a charge of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Stephanie Marie Martinez, 27, of Temple, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Scott Mitchell Johnson, 38, of Temple, on charges of possession of cocaine, 4 grams or more, and possession of marijuana, 50 pounds or less.
  • Jennifer Whitmore, 26, of Belton, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, 4 grams or more.
  • Ernie Bernard Brown Jr., 25, of Killeen, on a charge of accident involving injury.
  • Joie Darnell Husband, 21, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.
  • Bernard Wilson Jr., 24, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.
  • Brandon Paul Hardy, 25, of Killeen, on a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
  • Joseph Wayne Fergurur, 28, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
  • Randall Lynn Carter, 28, of Harker Heights, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.
  • Thomas Alan Kelsey, 49, of Belton, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.
  • Eric Gene McCann, 39, of Temple, on a charge of driving while intoxicated, third or more.

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