By Mason W. Canales
Killeen Daily Herald
COPPERAS COVE - A 21-year-old registered sex offender remained in Coryell County Jail on Thursday after police arrested him in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a minor.
Justice of the Peace Bill Price arraigned Jeremiah Alexander Griffin on Tuesday, on a charge of sexual assault of a child. Price set his bond at $100,000.
According to the arrest complaint, a woman reported the assault on the 14-year-old female victim Sunday after Griffin visited a residence where the child was staying Saturday.
Once at the residence, Griffin alledgedly went into the victim's room, removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her, the complaint stated.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry, Griffin was convicted of an indecency with a child incident in December 2007. The victim of that crime was a 5-year-old girl.
Griffin served two years for the crime and was released.
Copperas Cove Police verified that Griffin was living in the city in October 2011, but according to the state agency's website, his address is unknown.
Other area arrests led to Price arraigning the following people:
Thomas Anthony Tevis, on Wednesday, on a charge of a aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Price set his bond at $8,000.
Earlie Scott III, on Tuesday, on a charge of a unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Price set his bond at $50,000.
Derrick Lee Sewell, on May 3, on a charges of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram and on a charge of forgery of a government document. Price set his bail at $25,000 each.
Patina Antoinette Caudle, on May 3, on two charges of possession of a controlled substance more than 1 gram but less than 4 grams. Price set her bonds at $8,000 and $30,000.
Charles Anthony Babineaux, on May 4, on a charge of continuous violence against the family. Price set his bond at $15,000.
Christopher Leon Royal, on Saturday, on a charge of a possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.
Claudja Dynnette Willis, on Saturday, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Price set his bond at $8,000.
Conan Brian Watt, on Saturday, on a charge of criminal mischief between $1,500 and $20,000. Price set his bond at $8,000.
Sascha Alexander Elble, on Sunday on a charge of criminal mischief between $1,500 and $20,000. Price set his bond at $5,000.
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