Killeen Police Charge and Arrest Former KISD Teacher

Killeen, TX (May 23, 2023): A 49-year-old male is currently awaiting extradition to Bell County after being arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child.

On February 9, 2023, it was reported to the Killeen Police Department that a former teacher allegedly engaged inappropriate conduct with a student at Alice Douse Elementary School.

Through the investigation, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division, Special Victims Unit, discovered that a juvenile victim disclosed that Mr. Makalani Jones, had inappropriate physical contact with the student in the fall of 2022.

This case was reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office and on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, a complaint was returned charging Makalani Jones with Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Child. Justice of the Peace Nicola James issued a warrant for his arrest and on Monday, May 22, 2023, Jones was located and arrested by the United States Marshals Service – Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was transported to the Gaston County Jail where he was processed and will await extradition to Bell County.

We would like to thank the Bell County District Attorney’s Office, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Central Texas, Killeen Independent School District, KISD Police Department, Gaston County Sheriff’s Office, the US Marshals Service – Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force and the family involved for assisting with this investigation.

Ofelia Miramontez
Public Affairs
Killeen Police Department

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