Suspect from Standoff Identified and Charged
UPDATE – On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, the Bell County District Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and returned a complaint charging 27 year-old Jessie Frank-Edgar Nichols of Killeen with Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle. Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown arraigned Nichols on February 15, 2018 and set his bond at $75,000.
Killeen Police Tactical Response Unit ends standoff peacefully on Moonstone Drive.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at approximately 3:25 p.m., officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Crested Eagle Drive and Stan Schlueter Loop; the driver refused to stop and a pursuit ensued. The driver led officers towards Old FM 440 and Anna Lee Drive when a patrol cruiser’s brakes locked up causing the patrol vehicle to strike a pole. The suspect driver continued to flee as other patrol units joined in the pursuit. The suspect came to a stop in the 2100 block of Moonstone Drive and fled on foot towards a residence. The Tactical Response Unit was deployed to the scene at 5:16 p.m. The team attempted to make contact with the subject, requesting his surrender, however they received no response. At 10:20 p.m., TRU officers made entry into the residence and located a male suspect. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Killeen City Jail. There were no injuries reported.
Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division continue to investigate this incident. The name of the 27 year-old male has been withheld pending formal charges from the Bell County District Attorney’s Office. Information will be released as it becomes available.
Killeen Police Department