Two separate Killeen armed assault cases will be heard by Bell County juries this week.
Both Stefon Vernell Anderson, 25, and Matthew Richard Darsam, 36, are charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pointing firearms at people last year.
“Both cases are in jury selection,” said Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza on Monday afternoon. The Anderson case is set to be heard in the 264th Judicial District Court while the Darsam case will be heard in the 27th Judicial District Court, according to court records.
Both men have bonded out of jail.
Killeen police responded to the 2900 block of Blue Ridge Drive on Dec. 7, 2018, in reference to an “armed individual who had displayed a firearm…” according to the arrest affidavit. Police spoke to an alleged victim and a witness, who said Anderson pointed a firearm at the victim’s face during a domestic incident.
Police detained Anderson, who was found sitting in a car at the residence, after seeing a handgun on the floorboard.
The witness told police that she is married to Anderson and they were having a dispute so she went to the residence of the alleged victim. Both women said that Anderson arrived at the residence and attempted to get his wife to leave, pulling her toward his vehicle, police said.
When the other woman tried to intervene, police said that Anderson pointed a handgun at her.
Just over a year ago, on Sept. 3, 2018, Harker Heights police responded to a domestic call involving a firearm, according to the arrest affidavit. The alleged victim said that she and her roommate, Darsam, had been involved in a verbal argument and that he had pointed a firearm at her.
Officers spoke with Darsam, who said that on a shelf in his closet he had a firearm, which was located by police.