The teenager arraigned on a federal charge of "addict in possession of a firearm" Wednesday is the sister of the 19-year-old man who was arrested after a SWAT raid in Killeen.
Alexis Nicole O'Neal, 19, was arrested after streaming a video through Facebook Live that featured her threatening to “commit two murders” while she was smoking marijuana and holding a loaded gun, according to her affidavit for arrest. She is in the Bell County Jail as of 12:45 p.m. Thursday.
She was arrested Feb. 23 while walking in the 1500 block of Bundrant Drive. At the time of her arrest, she was carrying a firearm in her right front pants pocket and told police that she was angry because she was jumped the day before, according to an affidavit.
Her brother Ryan Anthony O'Neal was arrested and charged with the theft of a firearm by Killeen police Oct. 25. He pleaded guilty Dec. 18 in the 264th District Court, and was sentenced to 16 months in state prison on Jan. 26.
While Killeen police would not confirm the relationship between the two individuals, both Alexis O'Neal and Ryan O'Neal have the same listed home address on the Bell County Jail roster. Alexis O'Neal has posted "free Ryan" in several different statuses on Facebook. On Nov. 11, O'Neal posted a picture with Ryan O'Neal with the photo caption that said "free my brother."
She was also listed in Ryan O'Neal's affidavit for arrest, because the two of them were in a photo in which they posed with the firearm that Ryan O'Neal stole, according to police.
Ryan O'Neal was arrested in the 3900 block of Bur Oak Drive at his mother's home during a SWAT raid on Oct. 25 in which explosives were used to blow down the front door. He had been out of jail on a personal recognizance bond after being charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and lived at that home because of the terms of his release.
Police found several suspected drugs including marijuana, cocaine and prescription pills, according to an inventory list, as well as an Army combat uniform and equipment vest.
The raid — which was part of a task force initiative by police Chief Charles "Chuck" Kimble to crack down on people involved in drug sales — garnered attention because a 9-year-old girl was in the home while it happened. Police used an explosive breach to open up the front door, right next to the child's bedroom.
Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said that the SWAT team knew that the girl was inside, and took it into consideration when the raid was planned.
The affidavit for Ryan O'Neal’s arrest said he was believed to have stolen a shotgun, a ballistic vest and several other firearms from the home of a Fort Hood soldier who was deployed in April to Iraq. Officers said the shotgun was pawned at a local shop by O'Neal on April 28.
“During the investigation, social media pictures were obtained of the suspect in possession of the victim’s stolen firearm and wearing the victim’s stolen ballistic vest,” the affidavit said.
The complaint for Alexis O'Neal's arrest came from the United States District Court's Western District of Texas in Waco. Miramontez said that Alexis O'Neal is being charged federally because of prior convictions.