CRIME & SAFETY
One dead after crash and shooting in Harker Heights, police say
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) - The Harker Heights Police Department is investigating a crash and shooting that left one man dead Saturday morning. On Sept. 23 at around 9:40 a.m., Harker Heights police officers responded to a vehicle crash with possible gunshots near Prospector Trail and Cattail Circle. When officers...
Bell County: One dead, another injured in shooting
TEMPLE, Texas — The Bell County Sheriff's Department announced that 42-year-old Cody Kinslow died in a shooting on Thursday, Sept. 21. According to the department, deputies went to the 9000 block of Little Flock Road at about 9:54 a.m. in response to a shooting. The department says a woman...
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting, Shots Fired, and Charges Dismissed in Killeen, Texas
This week in Killeen, Texas, there were three incidents that occurred. One involved a shooting outside of the Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, resulting in a man being injured and an arrest being made. Another incident involved shots fired in the air at a residence, with the police seeking the public's help in identifying the suspects. The final incident involved charges against a Fort Cavazos colonel being withdrawn and dismissed, with one remaining charge of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.
Tragic! Shooting In Killeen, Texas Left One Hospitalized
On September 20TH in Killeen, Texas, a gentleman was arrested and placed in custody for allegedly, shooting another gentleman late Wednesday night. According to KWTX, the Killeen Police Department said the actual altercation took place outside of a very popular restaurant in Killeen called Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery located at 2900 E. Central Texas Expressway.
Two arrested in check theft syndicate
KILLEEN, TX (FOX 44) – UPDATE: An investigation into checks written to a Killeen area church, but which later turned out to be cashed by others after being altered, may have led to the discovery of a check theft syndicate operating in the area. Court papers filed in support...
Cove woman assaulted while holding small child
Copperas Cove, Tx (FOX 44) – A Copperas Cove man was arrested Thursday on multiple charges in connection with an assault reported early Tuesday morning. Paul Bernhard Carrico, Jr. was taken into custody by Copperas Cove Police following their investigation into an incident which occurred in an apartment in the 200 block of Wigeon Way.
Two men indicted in violent Harker Heights kidnapping
Harker Heights, Tx (FOX 44) – A Bell County Grand Jury has returned indictments on charges of aggravated kidnapping against two men accused in the forceful abduction of a woman in Harker Heights. Phillip Kwon, of Killeen, and Matthew John Dillard, of Harker Heights, have remained in the Bell...
New details released in Temple motel murder
Temple, Tx (FOX 44) – UPDATE: New information released indicates a woman found dead at the Economy Inn in Temple had been reported missing before her body was found by police. There was also some history of violence between the victim and her boyfriend. Yeison Bajarano-Berrio has been booked into the Bell County Jail on […]
Nena indicted by grand jury on capital murder, assault charges
A Kempner man was indicted on murder charges last week. On Sept. 13, a Lampasas County grand jury indicted Carson Myer Nena, 28, on one charge of capital murder and one charge of aggravated assault of a family member causing serious bodily injury after police said he bludgeoned both his father and stepmother with a pool cue on July 14. According to court documents, Carson Nena intentionally…
Texas Woman Loses Thousands in Fraudulent Scheme
A Harker Heights, Texas woman lost thousands of dollars to fraud. The fraudster tricked her into believing that her bank accounts were at risk, leading her to move her money voluntarily to a different account. This incident was reported to the Harker Heights Police Department, sparking an investigation. As of the most recent update, no arrests have been made relating to this fraud. The Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division continues to search for the suspect.
Heights woman scammed out of thousands of dollars
Harker Heights, Tx (FOX44) – A Harker Heights woman has told police she lost thousands of dollars after she was tricked into voluntarily moving money out of two bank accounts. Police began investigating Monday evening when they got the call from a distraught woman. She told officers she had...
Candlelight vigil being held for Fort Cavazos Soldier Killed in Killeen
KILLEEN, Texas — The soldier’s death left the community gripped with grief. Now one Army veteran is making it her mission to honor the fallen hero. 22-year-old Sergeant Valeria Favila was stationed at Fort Cavazos. She joined the Army in 2019. Sadly, her military career was cut short...
KPD: Dog attacks Animal Control Officer
Killeen (FOX 44/KWKT) — A Killeen Police Officer had to shoot a dog Thursday afternoon when it attacked and bit an Animal Control Officer. Police say it started when officers learned a dog attacked and bit a Killeen paramedic. It happened in the 900 block of Brewster Avenue around 4 p.m.
Marie Cherry Vanishes Under Mysterious Circumstances
In the heart of Fort Hood, Texas, on the eerie night of October 9, 1992, the vibrant life of 25-year-old Marie Theresa Cherry took a bewildering turn. A simple evening in her family's residence transformed into a perplexing mystery as Marie seemingly vanished into thin air. With a chipped front tooth, a noticeable gap between her front teeth, and her ever-present corrective glasses or lens, Marie Cherry's unexplained disappearance sent shockwaves through the community.
Killeen Police Organized Crime Unit Arrest Fugitive in Drug Bust
On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division Organized Crime Unit executed a felony arrest warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of Shoshoni Trail, Harker Heights, Texas, on a wanted subject. During the apprehension, detectives detected the odor of marijuana emitting from the residence. A search warrant was obtained and executed.
Killeen Police Hosts 3rd Annual Walk for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Killeen Police Department is hosting its 3rd annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month walk. This public initiative supports victims and survivors of domestic violence. The event aims to increase awareness in Central Texas and beyond, and invite dialogue on this widespread issue.
Four people arrested in Bell County for alleged fentanyl trafficking
BELL COUNTY, Texas — Four people were arrested in Bell County on Thursday, Sept. 14 on charges relating to alleged fentanyl trafficking, according to the United States Attorney's Office Western District of Texas. According to court documents, the four individuals were allegedly identified by agents from the Texas Department...
Join Killeen's Fight Against Domestic Violence: Local Community Walk Scheduled for September 30
The Killeen Police Department in Texas is set to host its third annual Community Walk Against Domestic Violence on September 30, 2023. This public event aims to raise awareness about domestic violence and support its victims and survivors. The walk will be held at Lions Club Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a one-mile education walk, food, and music.
Killeen Police find suspect in Cedarhill Drive shooting
Killeen, Tx (FOX 44) – Killeen Police report an argument over a missing cellphone leading to several shots being fired. Several cars were damagd over the weekend, but say they have found and arrested a suspect in the case. 32-year-old Russell Spencer, Jr., remained in the Bell County Jail...
Killeen babysitter involved with death of baby files motion to reduce her sentence
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A Killeen babysitter who pleaded guilty for her involvement in the death of a baby in 2017 will ask a judge on Thursday for her sentence to be cut in half. Rebecca Estrada is currently serving a 10-year probation sentence in the death of Landon Rasmussen,...