Anthony Ryan Custance

Anthony Ryan Custance

A hearing that had been scheduled for Friday in the case against a former Killeen Police Department SWAT team officer accused of tampering with evidence was rescheduled to next month.

Anthony Ryan Custance pleaded not guilty to the third-degree felony offense. His next pre-trial hearing will be held on Sept. 27, said Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza on Friday.

Custance is accused of firing his rifle at the back of James Scott Reed's house during a no-knock raid on Feb. 27. Police said previously he did not injure anyone. He was indicted by a grand jury on June 5 on the tampering with evidence charge after officials said he tried to hide the fact that he fired the weapon.

Reed, 40, died during the raid at his house at 215 W. Hallmark Ave.

Police said previously that Custance did not injure anyone.

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