Jeremy Lee Oakes

COPPERAS COVE — A SWAT police team helped arrest a man they said broke a car window and used racial epithets on Saturday. The man remained in Coryell County jail on Monday.

Justice of the Peace John Guinn arraigned Jeremy Lee Oakes, 22, of Copperas Cove, on Sunday on a felony charge of harassment of a public servant and a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threat. Guinn set Oakes’ bail at $11,000.

According to an arrest complaint, Cove’s SWAT team was called to the 1900 block of Pleasant Lane to breach a door of a home to apprehend Oakes.

SWAT officers were at the scene for about 30 minutes, according to police documents. The team forced its way into the home.

After the arrest, Oakes allegedly tried to bite a paramedic who was placing him into an ambulance, an arrest complaint stated.

Police were initially called to the scene when Oakes reportedly was yelling at neighbors, the complaint stated.

Oakes supposedly broke a car window, cutting his hand, and then picked up a rock and threw it toward his neighbor’s driveway, the complaint stated.

Officers arriving on the scene reportedly saw Oakes flee into his own home.

In unrelated incidents, Guinn arraigned the following:

Jeremy Lamar Brown on Monday on a charge of burglary of a building. Guinn set his bond at $10,000.

Cynthia Villaronga on Saturday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. Guinn set her bond at $7,000.

Justin Shardel Criner on Saturday on a charge of unlawfully carrying of a weapon. Guinn set his bond at $7,500.

Contact Mason W. Canales at or (254) 501-7474

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