Killeen police arrested and charged a woman with multiple felony charges who is accused of nearly killing a man who was repossessing her Crown Victoria.
Rhonda Lynette Denmark, 28, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance.
Police arrested Denmark and Ramon Lamar Parker, 28, following a traffic stop near the intersection of Jackson and Wood streets in north Killeen.
According to an arrest affidavit, an officer recognized Denmark and Parker from previous encounters as they drove by him on 10th Street. The officer knew the two were wanted on warrants and pulled the car over.
Police detained the two and then searched the car. Inside they found a small revolver under the driver’s seat and a Springfield firearm in a purse belonging to Denmark, the affidavit stated.
Police also found about 14 grams of Alprazolam (Xanex) during searches of Denmark at the scene and the jail.
Parker also allegedly was driving with a suspended license.
Denmark’s warrant stemmed from a Nov. 30 incident at a parking lot at 10th and Church streets.
A tow truck driver was attempting to repossess Denmark’s Crown Victoria when she confronted him and became irate, according to arrest affidavits.
The man had already placed the vehicle wheels into the bed of his truck and was under Denmark’s car attempting to connect a cable to the vehicle to pull it all the way on the truck when Denmark confronted him.
Denmark then got into her car and put it in reverse. To avoid getting crushed, the tow truck driver quickly rolled from underneath the vehicle.
Denmark drove the car off the bed of the truck, dropping the rear of the car 2 feet to the ground. She then struck a vehicle several times while trying to leave, the affidavit stated.
The tow truck driver later identified Denmark in a line-up as the woman who nearly ran him over.
Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Denmark on Wednesday, setting her bail at $130,000. He set Parker’s bond at $27,000.
Coryell County Justice of the Peace Bill Price arraigned Jerry Allen Yerden on Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Price gave Yerden a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, but Yerden was arrested and held on a $20,000 bond for violating a protective order.
Price also arraigned Jasmon Renee Johnson on Wednesday on charges of forgery of a government document, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge of organized retail theft. Price set Johnson’s bonds for the charges at $19,000.
Contact Philip Jankowski at firstname.lastname@example.org or (254) 501-7553.
Mason W. Canales contributed to this report.