Charges upgraded against Killeen stand-off suspects

Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 11:37:46-04

Charges were upgraded against two men who led sheriffs deputies on a 2 1/2 hour stand-off in Killeen Monday morning.

Originally one of the men 39-year-old Jonathan Matthew Meree was charged with making a terroristic threat, but according to Bell County Jail records he is also charged with possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and criminal trespassing.

A third degree felony charge is also pending for Meere.

The other man arrested, Jeffrey Lee Allen,30, was charged with making a terroristic threat and possession of marijuana. 

On Monday, constables went to serve a writ of possession at a home on 551 Brenda Drive near still House Hollow Lake.

When the constable knocked, the man inside, Meree, threatened to shoot anyone who came in.

The Bell County Sheriff's Department was called in to assist and two hours later they got Meree to surrender by gunpoint.

No one was hurt.

He was unarmed but a loaded shot gun was found inside the house along with Allen who had marijuana in their possession. 

Precinct 4 Constable Edd Milton said Meree is a veteran with mental issues. 

The house was in the process of getting repossessed by Veterans Affairs.

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