Mellisa Brown

Mellisa Brown walks with court paperwork after a hearing at the Bell County Justice Center in July. Her misdemeanor case was moved from the plea docket to the jury trial docket.

BELTON — At a court hearing on Wednesday afternoon, a former Killeen City Council candidate accused of disrupting a Killeen City Council workshop last year officially rejected the plea deal offered by the state in favor of a jury trial. Mellisa Brown’s Class B misdemeanor charge of disrupting a meeting or procession is set to be heard by a jury on Dec. 2.

“They wanted me to apologize for my actions as part of the plea deal,” Brown told the Herald. “I’m glad to be getting to the trial stage now. It’s taken a long time to get here.”

Mellisa Brown

Mellisa Brown

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Hacksaw

Just another example of a pompous bureaucrat trying to run roughshod over a tax paying citizen. The lady was invited to speak by a council member then the mayor decided he didn't want to hear from her. The municipal judge, not wanting to be left out, decided to have her arrested.

These minions of government are exercising way more authority than they have and its high time somebody puts them in their place. I just hope people will remember this when it comes election time. Its time to do some hiring and firing on that Killeen Council!

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