By Philip Jankowski
Killeen Daily Herald
BELTON — A Bell County grand jury Wednesday indicted a Belton man who is accused of threatening a good Samaritan with a gun.
Ethan Eli Tinney, 18, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
The charge stems from an incident that occurred near Moffat on June 6.
Tinney allegedly crashed his car into a ditch outside of a residence, an arrest affidavit states.
The homeowner came outside to assist Tinney when Tinney opened the car door, walked toward the man and pointed a handgun at his chest.
Tinney yelled profanities at the man and threatened to shoot him unless he went back inside his house, the affidavit states.
The man called police, and sheriff's deputies located Tinney's vehicle near where the alleged assault occurred.
After detaining Tinney, deputies noted his breath had a strong smell of alcohol, the affidavit states.
A female passenger in the car first told deputies she did not know of Tinney having a gun. She later admitted she had thrown it from the vehicle.
A .45-caliber handgun was located about 25 yards from the vehicle.
The grand jury also returned indictments against the following:
Travis Lain Phipps, 28, of Nolanville, on a charge of possession of marijuana, 5 pounds or less.
Dakota Lee Truelove, 20, of Temple, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.
Blisse Kelsey Hartman, 21, of New Braunfels, on a charge of possession of amphetamine, less than 1 gram.
Stephen Vickery, 40, of Temple, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Claude Randall McCrindle, 26, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram.
Bacilio Rodrigues Olivas, 35, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
Larry James Head, 26, of Killeen, on a charge of evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
Rashad Deshaun Caphart, 23, of Killeen, on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.
Colton Laray Mitchell, 19, of Killeen, on a charge of theft from a person.
Bryant Devon Scott, 34, of Killeen, on a charge of obstruct retaliation.
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