Man Arrested Outside Local Courthouse On Manslaughter Charge

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

BELTON (September 14, 2012)—Bell County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man as he sat on a bench outside the Bell County Courthouse where he had been called to a bond hearing.

Bell County sheriff’s Deputy Chuck Cox said Eugene Kelly Wolfenberger was arrested on an outstanding warrant for intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, causing an accident involving injury and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Bond on the manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid charges was set at $200,000 each but bond on the aggravated assault charge had not been set Friday morning.

Cox said Wolfenberger had been summoned back to court on a bond issue because the district attorney’s office had determined his original bond on the manslaughter charge was set too low.

He posted a $50,000 bond on that charge sometime earlier.

Since he had posted the bond and been released, he moved to Harrison County, in northeast Texas, where he ran afoul of the law again.

Cox said while living in Harleton, police were summoned to his girlfriend’s house where a woman had reported she had been attacked with an AK-47 assault rifle.

Wolfenberger also was arrested on the Harrison County aggravated assault warrant.


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