Archive | June 2020

Killeen Police Investigate a Homicide on Kerrville Court

On Monday, June 1, 2020, at approximately 9:05 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 2800 block of Kerrville Court in reference to a 911 call about shots fired.  Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a male lying on the ground in front of residence with a gunshot wound and not breathing. 

The victim, Ricky Darnell Ball, 30, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke at 9:49 p.m. He ordered an autopsy to be performed at the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Homicide Unit, are 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.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Local Police Chief Arrested

Kempner Police Chief Arrested for Previous Incidents.

On March 11, 2020, the Killeen Police Department received information that a law enforcement officer from Texas A & M University – Central Texas failed to report complaints by a student. 

Through an investigation, it revealed that a student enrolled at the university reported Title IX  violations that were alleged to have been committed by a former employee of the institution to the former Chief of Police on two occasions.   The former Chief of Police failed to report the incidences as required by the Texas Education Code 51.255.  Title IX violations include instances of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking.

The Bell County Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and a complaint was issued charging Charles Edward Rodriguez with Failure to Report Certain Incidents.  A warrant was issued for his arrest and on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Rodriguez turned himself in to the Killeen City Jail.  Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman arraigned him and set his bond at $2000.

“Now more than ever, the integrity of the police profession requires thorough impartial investigations, regardless of the status of the accused.    The Killeen Police Department stands with survivors of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking, “Chief Charles Kimble.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

Killeen Police Arrest Suspect from Mother’s Day Shooting Investigation

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, officers were dispatched to the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 1105 S. Fort Hood Street in reference to a shots fired call at approximately 4:18 p.m. Upon the officers’ arrival, they located a gray Jeep with damage to the vehicle.  The suspect fled the area prior to the officers’ arrival.  

The preliminary investigation revealed that the female victim and the suspect were involved in a domestic disturbance.  The female left the residence in her vehicle with her four children when the male began to follow and ram her vehicle numerous times.  The victim drove to the parking lot of McDonald’s when the suspect approached the vehicle, exchanged some words with her and discharged a weapon into the vehicle.

On May 11, 2020, the Bell County Attorney’s Office reviewed this case and a complaint was returned charging Jontay Perez Naylor, 25, with Aggravated Assault Threaten Bodily Injury with a Deadly Weapon.  A warrant was obtained and on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at approximately 12:05 a.m., with the assistance of the United States Marshals – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, Naylor was located and arrested.  He is currently in the Bell County Jail.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department