Bellmead: New charges brought against man in October arrest

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BELLMEAD, Texas (KWTX) New charges were brought against a man who police say tried to command his dog to attack officers.

After a traffic stop in October 2017, Amanda Hill, 24, whom Bellmead police identified as the driver, and William Hill, 25, were taken to the McLennan County Jail on charges of injury to a child.

After further investigation, William Hill has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a peace officer, police said.

During the investigation, video evidence from the Oct. 11 arrest showed Hill using a dog to intimidate and threaten officers on scene, police said.

Hill is seen in the video swinging an arm towards an officer while commanding the dog to attack, police said.

Hill was taken into custody without injury to the dog, and the dog was captured on scene.

The dog was later released to the owner.

Amanda Hill also faced an evading arrest charge and her husband also faces a resisting arrest charge, police said.

William Hill was ordered held in lieu of bonds totaling $12,000, according to online jail records.

In the original incident, the two were arrested following a chase that started after a Bellmead officer tried to pull over a Dodge Dart at around 2:10 a.m. in the 1300 block of Behrens Circle because the car’s headlights weren’t on.

“The driver chose not to yield and proceeded to flee,” police said in a press release.

The chase ended when the driver lost control of the car, which came to rest on an embankment on the shoulder of the road in the 7200 block of Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive.

No one was injured.

Police did not provide information about whether the child in the car was turned over to Child Protective Services or to relatives.