Killeen Police Charges Robbery Suspect

UPDATE NEWS RELEASE: 23-YEAR-OLD MALE CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ROBBERY

Killeen, TX (January 12, 2023): On Wednesday, January 11, 2023, this case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging Jayonn Jordan Moore with Aggravated Robbery. Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson set his bond at $250,000. Moore is currently in the Bell County Jail.

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NEWS RELEASE: KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE AN AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ON FRONTIER TRAIL

Killeen, TX (January 9, 2023): Officers were dispatched at approximately 8:45 p.m. to the 4600 block of Frontier Trail in reference to a robbery. The victim told officers that a black male approached him at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, phone, and vehicle. The suspect then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle, a Honda Civic.

At approximately 9:09 p.m., officers located the vehicle near Stan Schlueter Loop and Mesa Drive and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect driver refused to stop. The vehicle sped off westbound on Elms Road and officers pursued the vehicle. The driver attempted to turn southbound on Trimmier Road, when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident. No injuries were reported.

The impact on the utility pole caused a power outage in the area and Oncor is currently on scene making repairs.
This case is active, and charges are pending review with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate an Aggravated Robbery on Frontier Trail

Killeen, TX (January 9, 2023): Officers were dispatched at approximately 8:45 p.m. to the 4600 block of Frontier Trail in reference to a robbery. The victim told officers that a black male approached him at gunpoint and demanded his wallet, phone and vehicle.  The suspect then fled the area in the victims vehicle, a Honda Civic.

At approximately 9:09 p.m., officers located the vehicle near Stan Schlueter Loop and Mesa Drive and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the suspect driver refused to stop.  The vehicle sped off westbound on Elms Road and officers pursued the vehicle.  The driver attempted to turn southbound on Trimmier Road, when he lost control of the vehicle and struck a utility pole.  The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.  No injuries were reported.  

The impact on the utility pole caused a power outage in the area and Oncor is currently on scene making repairs. 

This case is active and charges are pending review with the Bell County District Attorney’s Office.

Ofelia Miramontez

Public Affairs

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police investigate a crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Officers were dispatched to Interstate 14 at approximately 10:01 p.m., in reference to a multiple vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a SUV was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on I-14, when the driver struck a disabled vehicle that was on the side of the roadway. An 18-wheeler, that was also traveling eastbound in the inside lane, attempted to take evasive action, struck the SUV and the edge of the bridge, causing it to overturn.

No injuries were reported.

The City of Killeen and TXDOT are currently taking part in cleanup efforts and are expected to be completed by mid afternoon.

The eastbound lanes continue to remain closed. We will update the community once the area is open.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police are actively investigating the Murder of a 35-year-old male.

On December 24, 2022, at approximately 2:07 a.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 3300 block of Hereford Lane. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers administered life-saving measures until paramedics arrived on scene to assist.

The victim, Clint Demetri Jones, succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman, at 2:44 a.m.

No arrests have been made at this time.

This is the twenty-second Murder victim in the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this Murder, especially the persons who were on the area when officers arrived, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives are actively investigating this Murder and there is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE AN AGGRAVATED ASSAULT

UPDATE  (December 23, 2022):  One of the victims in this shooting succumbed to his injuries at Baylor Scott and White Hospital.  Arreon Hughes, 18 years old, was pronounced deceased at 12:55 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Keith Reed.

Hughes is the twenty-first murder victim for Killeen this year.  Detectives continue to investigate this case.  There is no further information to release at this time.

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Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022):  Killeen Police are actively investigating an Aggravated Assault in which two adult males were shot.

On December 21, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Lisa Lane in reference to a 911 call for shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle that had crashed into a fence, and the vehicle appeared to have been shot multiple times. The vehicle was occupied by three adult males, and two of the males had gunshot wounds.

Killeen FD EMS arrived on scene and provided medical assistance. One gunshot victim was transported by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White hospital in Temple, TX, and is currently in stable condition. The second gunshot victim was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White Hospital and is currently in critical condition. The suspect vehicle, a red in color SUV/cross-over type vehicle, was last seen fleeing westbound on Atkinson Avenue.  No arrests have been made at this time.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this crime, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at http://www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

NEWS RELEASE:  KILLEEN POLICE INVESTIGATE A MURDER ON STETSON AVENUE

Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating the murder of a 47-year-old female.

On December 22, 2022, at approximately 1:24 a.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a shooting victim in the 700 block of Stetson Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and located the victim outside in an unfenced backyard of a residence.  The victim had an apparent fatal gunshot wound.  Kila Nanette Spencer, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 3:26 a.m.  No arrests have been made at this time.

This is the twentieth murder victim for the City of Killeen this year.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this murder, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Detectives are actively investigating this case and there is no additional information at this time.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Investigate Shooting on Lisa Lane

Killeen, TX (December 22, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating an aggravated assault in which two adult males were shot.

On December 21, 2022, at approximately 9:41 p.m., Killeen Police Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of Lisa Lane in reference to a 911 call for shots fired. Officers arrived on scene and located a vehicle that had crashed into a fence, and the vehicle appeared to have been shot multiple times. The vehicle was occupied by three adult males, and two of the males had gunshot wounds.

Killeen FD EMS arrived on scene and provided medical assistance.  One gunshot victim was transported by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White hospital in Temple, TX, and is currently in stable condition.  The second gunshot victim was transported by helicopter to Baylor Scott and White hospital, and is currently in critical condition.  The suspect vehicle, a red in color SUV/cross-over type vehicle, was last seen fleeing westbound on Atkinson Avenue.  No arrests have been made at this time.

The department is asking anyone who may have seen anything or has information about this crime, to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppers.com. You can also download the P3Tips App for IOS or Android and give an anonymous tip. All information is confidential and anonymous, and if your tip leads to the arrest of the person(s) responsible, you could be eligible to receive a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

Alex Gearhart

Assistant Chief of Police

Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Department Hosts Swearing-In Ceremony for 11-Year-Old Boy

Killeen, TX (December 14, 2022): On Thursday, December 15, 2022, the Killeen Police Department, along with the Belton Police Department, Harker Heights Police Department and Copperas Cove Police Department, will host a special swearing-in ceremony for Devarjaye Daniel. Devarjaye was diagnosed with brain and spine cancer at age 8 and one of his dreams is to become a police officer. His mission is to be sworn in by as many law enforcement agencies as possible and we are excited to help him fulfill his dream.

Please join us at 3:00 p.m. at the Killeen Police Department Police Headquarters located at 3304 Community Blvd., Killeen, Texas.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Suspect from Hit and Run Fatality

Killeen, TX (December 12, 2022): The Killeen Police Department Robbery-Homicide Unit identified a suspect in this case. The individual voluntarily came to the police department and spoke with to detectives.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned Charging 35-year-old Chakria Dominique Lee with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. An arrest warrant was issued for her arrest.

On Friday, December 9, 2022, with the assistance of the United States Marshals Office – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Lee was located and arrested. She was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke and set her bond at $1,000,000. Lee is currently in the Bell County Jail.

The Killeen Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance along with the United States Marshals Office – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force.

No further information will be released.

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NEWS RELEASE: Killeen Police Investigate the Hit and Run Fatality of a 39-year-old Female

Killeen, TX (December 5, 2022): Killeen Police are actively investigating a Hit and Run of a 39-year-old female.

On Saturday, December 4, 2022, at approximately 9:58 p.m., officers were dispatched to a 911 call in reference to a automobile vs pedestrian at S. Ft. Hood Road Street and West Lane. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a female suffering from serious injuries. Officers started to perform life saving measures until paramedics arrived.

The victim, Latasha Suzanna Brenda Wright, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Gregory Johnson at 10:43 p.m.

The suspect driver fled the scene in a light-colored pickup prior to their arrival. No arrests have been made at this time.

Detectives are actively investigating this Hit and Run and there is no additional information at this time.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Robbery Suspect

Killeen, TX (December 8, 2022): Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division are actively investigating a robbery of an individual.

On Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at approximately 1:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Lions Club Park located at 1700 E Stan Schlueter Loop in reference a 911 call about a robbery that had just occurred, and the victim’s vehicle was stolen. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a 64-year-old female victim in the parking lot suffering from minor injuries. Killeen paramedics treated and released her on scene.

At approximately 2:39 p.m., a 911 call was placed in reference to a male suspect who attempted to take two different vehicles in the parking lot of the Cefco Convenience Store located at 3309 S. Ft Hood Road. The victims were able to fight off the suspect, who got back into the original stolen vehicle and fled. Officers located the suspect in the stolen vehicle at the stop light of Stan Schlueter Loop and Oak Valley Drive. Officers conducted a traffic stop and when the suspect exited the vehicle, he fled on foot. Officers were able to apprehend and place him under arrest.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and a complaint was returned charging 34-year-old Tommy Dyneil Black III with Robbery of an Individual and Evading Arrest on Foot. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke who set his bonds totaling $105,000.

The investigation is ongoing and at this time no other information will be released.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department