CRIME

A man was arrested after police said he left a threatening voicemail on a Killeen code enforcement officer’s phone.

Trevor Daniel Keller, 37, was arraigned on Wednesday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown, who imposed a $50,000 bond on the felony charge. Keller was listed in the Bell County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.

On July 5, Killeen police received a report of a threat made to a code enforcement employee with the city, according to the arrest affidavit.

The victim said he went to the property of the suspect regarding a city code violation. Later a letter was sent notifying Keller of the violation, police said.

The victim “then received a voicemail from the suspect, identifying himself as Trevor Keller, which stated, ‘Anybody that enters my property without my authority, I guarantee will get shot.’”

The voicemail was left on the victim's work phone number.

Police said that a threat to be shot would prevent the code enforcement officer from performing his duties.

”The suspect admitted (to police) to making the threat after receiving the letter from the city of Killeen,” according to the affidavit.

Also arraigned, in an unrelated case, was:

Frederick Dean Perry, 58, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Perry was given a $70,000 bond on the charge and was listed in the Bell County Jail as of Wednesday afternoon.

Emily Hilley-Sierzchula is reporter for the Killeen Daily Herald. Reach her at emilys@kdhnews.com

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(2) comments

thegrayhomestead

Jailed because he made it harder for a government employee to do his or her job by saying he would shoot trespassers? I personally wouldn't shoot someone if they were only trespassing. But if that person was trespassing in an attempt to gain some evidence to use in order to prosecute me for using my own property as I see fit? As a government agent, why does a code bureaucrat not need a search warrant to enter a property? I tend to get pretty fired up, too, when government agents come snooping around my place without a warrant. Who am I kidding? I'd get pretty bent out of shape even if they came with a warrant. I haven't contracted with those people. I haven't entered into any sort of voluntary agreement with them. As long as I'm not harming anyone, nobody has a right to enter my property.

wilyoldvet69

I guess you didn't read this part of the article: "The victim said he went to the property of the suspect REGARDING A CITY CODE VIOLATION. Later a letter was sent notifying Keller of the violation, police said.

The victim “then received a voicemail from the suspect, identifying himself as Trevor Keller, which stated, ‘Anybody that enters my property without my authority, I guarantee will get shot.’”

If you are violating any government code or law, they have every right to enter your property. You could be causing harm without even knowing it. Leaving your property as an eyesore (i.e. Trashed, yard uncut) can bring harm to other homeowners in your neighborhood as that brings down their home value, taking money out of their pockets.

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