A Killeen man was sentenced on Monday in a Bell County courtroom after police said he spit on an officer last year.
Darrell Terrell McMillan, 21, “received a 3-year prison sentence today” for the third-degree felony offense of harassment of a public servant, said Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza on Monday.
The case was set to be heard in the 27th Judicial District Court, according to court records.
McMillan was listed in the Bell County Jail on Monday with bonds totaling $14,000 on four remaining misdemeanor charges: theft of property and criminal mischief, Class A misdemeanors; and failure to identify by giving false or fictitious information and criminal trespass, Class B misdemeanors.
A Killeen police officer was dispatched to the Killeen City Jail on July 8, 2018, in reference to an unruly prisoner, according to the arrest affidavit. The officer spoke with jail staff members who said that McMillan “was causing problems, spitting, and making a dangerous environment…”
The officer said he saw McMillan “pacing back and forth in front of a cell door with his … fists clenched.” As the officer reached out to grab him by the arm, McMillan “lunged forward with his face and spat on the officer’s chest,” according to the arrest affidavit.
McMillan has three prior criminal convictions in Texas, according to Texas Department of Public Safety records. In Killeen in 2017 he was convicted of criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor, and evading arrest or detention, a Class A misdemeanor, in separate incidents. In 2016, also in Killeen, he was convicted of burglary of a building, a state jail felony for which he was sentenced to eight months in jail.