Ex-Killeen teacher arrested for aggravated sexual assault of child

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Posted at 5:03 PM, May 23, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-23 18:03:21-04

KILLEEN, Texas – A former Killeen ISD teacher has been arrested for aggravated sexual assault of a child, police said Tuesday.

Makalani Jones, 49, is awaiting extradition from North Carolina to Bell County.

According to a news release, it was reported Feb. 9 that Jones had allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with a student at Alice Douse Elementary School

Police say a juvenile victim said Jones had inappropriate physical contact with the student in the fall of 2022.

Justice of the Peace Nicola James issued a warrant for Jones’ arrest – and Jones was taken into custody Monday by the United States Marshals Service - Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force, the release said. He was taken to Gaston County Jail, N.C., where he is awaiting extradition.

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