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Traffic stop leads to charges against 2 Killeen men

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Posted: Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:30 am

By Natalie Stewart

Killeen Daily Herald

Two Killeen men are behind bars after a traffic stop led to their arrest on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of cocaine, according to arrest reports.

Collin Christopher O’Neil, 25, was pulled over by a Killeen police officer about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday after failing to signal at an intersection, an affidavit stated. O’Neil was taken into custody after the officer determined there were warrants out for his arrest.

According to the report, at 11:10 a.m., the officer went to O’Neil’s residence in the 800 block of Houston Street regarding a fugitive being at that address.

When police began searching O’Neil’s room, he told officers he had a gun in the room and was a convicted felon.

Officers learned O’Neil was sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for the unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle in Alabama.

According to the report, O’Neil was released from confinement in June 2012. He was arraigned Friday by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. His bond was set at $50,000.

Jeremy Randall Ezell, 25, also was arrested at the Houston Street residence around 11 a.m. Wednesday for possession of cocaine in an amount less than 1 gram, according to an arrest report.

Ezell allegedly told police his name was Jeremy Randall and gave a false date of birth.

An officer determined his real name and birth date and arrested Ezell for failure to identify.

Once in custody, the affidavit stated a bag with 0.6 grams of cocaine was found in Ezell’s pocket.

He was arraigned Friday by Cooke on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram.

His bond was set at $20,000.

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