A Louisiana man was indicted on Wednesday after police said he sexually assaulted two girls and later escaped from custody during a visit to the hospital in August.
Duran Jermon Carradine, 28, was listed in the Bell County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $305,000. He was indicted on four counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, three counts of indecency with a child by contact and one third-degree felony charge of escaping while in custody. Carradine is also facing a state jail felony possession charge and a Class A misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury, according to jail records.
His address is listed in jail records as Shreveport, Louisiana.
Killeen police on July 9 responded to an apartment in the 2100 block of Tahoe Court in response to a domestic disturbance. A man said that his two granddaughters, both younger than 10, were possibly victims of sexual assault, according to the arrest affidavit.
The girl’s mother told police that she was fixing her daughter’s hair when the girl told her that “Duran wakes her up in the middle of the night,” police said.
A few days later the girls spoke with a forensic interviewer at the Children’s Advocacy Center. The other girl said that Carradine takes her to his room, removes her clothes and his, and touches her. The girl said that he started doing those things to her older sister first, according to the affidavit. Both girls gave similar accounts.
Carradine, who was in jail on other charges, denied that he had abused either child.
Almost a month later, on Aug. 2, police said that Carradine escaped from custody at a Harker Heights hospital after being treated. His handcuffs were removed while medical personnel treated him, and then “became argumentative” when he was told the handcuffs would be put back on, according to the arrest affidavit.
The officer said that Carradine willingly gave him his left arm but refused to put his right arm behind his back. The two struggled briefly before Carradine allegedly pushed the officer and ran away. The officer was able to tackle him to the ground but Carradine rolled away from him and pushed his way through an exit door. The officer cornered him at a second exit but Carradine pushed the door off its tracks and ran into the parking lot, according to the affidavit.
The officer gave chase and threatened to use his Taser, at which point Carradine began to obey the officer’s commands. Other officers had arrived to help and he was taken back into custody, police said.
Also indicted on Wednesday, in unrelated charges, were:
Robert Heywood, 30, of Killeen, on a charge of sex offender’s duty to register.
Billie Dovonte Scott, 21, of Killeen, on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle and failure to stop and render aid.
Kristofer Owens-McCarthy, 26, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.
Trakesha D. Perry, 36, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram.
Jasmine Nicole Alcozer, 21, of Belton, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams.
Sarah Elizabeth Day, 29, of Killeen, on a charge of tampering with physical evidence.
Dequinton D. Turner, 22, of Killeen, on a charge of unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Lee Edward Martin, 19, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft.
Keea Engli Crawford, 21, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Fernando L. Price II, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (repeat offender).
Daymion Kordell Martin, 21, of Killeen, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.