A court date was rescheduled for a former Killeen City Council candidate accused of disrupting a City Council meeting.
“I’ve officially passed the one-year mark,” said Mellisa Brown, who was arrested on Aug. 7, 2018, on a Class B misdemeanor charge of disrupting a meeting or procession.
The court date was re-set from Wednesday to Sept. 11, Brown said.
At a previous court date, on July 12, Brown’s case was moved from the plea docket to the jury trial docket after she refused a plea deal.
At the next court hearing the court will make an official record of the plea bargain that was offered and other pre-trial matters will be resolved, according to Judge John Mischtian, who presides over County Court-at-Law 2, at the hearing last month. After that is done the court can set a date to begin the jury selection process.
Brown was arrested following a verbal altercation with the mayor when he did not allow her to address the council.
Brown said she wants her case heard by 12 jurors because taking a plea deal implies a level of guilt.
Disrupting a meeting or procession is a Class B misdemeanor charge punishable by up to six months in county jail, according to the Texas Penal Code. Brown refused a plea deal that was offered in December that would have given her six months of deferred adjudication probation in exchange for her plea.