By Jade Ortego

Killeen Daily Herald

A Killeen man was indicted Wednesday for allegedly stabbing his friend as he drove home from Austin.

On Dec. 17, police met with Reynard Speaks, 36, when he crashed his vehicle in the 3200 block of South Fort Hood Street. He appeared intoxicated and had injuries to his face and hands, police said.

Speaks told police that he had been driving his friend home when they got into a fight. According to the arrest affidavit, he admitted that he pulled out his pocketknife and stabbed his friend as he drove.

Police met with the passenger, who had been taken to the hospital before they arrived at the scene, and found that he was stabbed many times. The blade of the knife had gone all the way through his hand; he had a six-inch cut on the right side of his head and stab wounds to his right shoulder, chin, the left side of his neck and the back of his head.

Speaks was charged with second-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

A Bell County grand jury also indicted Eric Paul Hopkins, 20, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

On Dec. 10, officers heard gunshots coming from the 1800 block of North Eighth Street. They detained people running away. One man told police that he was at his brother-in-law's apartment when Hopkins pulled out a gun and threatened him with it, the arrest affidavit stated.

The man said that they struggled with the gun and as he ran out the door, Hopkins shot at him several times, according to the arrest affidavit. Hopkins said he shot at the man to scare him.

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