Former Central Texas Man On Trial In Deadly Motorcycle Crash

Eugene Kelly Wolfenberger (Jail photo)

BELTON (July 9, 2013)--Testimony is underway in the trial of a former Killeen resident who is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 2010 death of another Killeen man in a traffic crash.

Eugene Kelly Wolfenberger, 49, could be sentenced to as much as 20 years in state prison if a jury convicts him in the death of motorcyclist William Allen Reed, 47.

He died in a hit-and-run crash on Aug. 11, 2010.

Killeen police reported the driver of the vehicle that hit Reed left the scene after the crash.

Reed was flown from Westcliff and Beta Drives to Scott & White Hospital, in Temple, where he later died.

Police later found a dark gray Toyota Camry that they believed was involved in the accident and arrested the driver.

Wolfenberger earlier attempted to plead guilty to the charge, but State District Judge Martha Trudo rejected the plea deal and ordered him to stand trial.

Wolfenberger was arrested Sept. 14, 2012, as he sat on a bench outside the Bell County courthouse awaiting a bond hearing.

Bell County sheriff's Deputy Chuck Cox said at the time Wolfenberger was arrested on an outstanding warrant for intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle,

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.

After he posted the bond and was released, he moved to Harrison County, in Northeast Texas, where he ran afoul of the law again.

Police were sent to his girlfriend’s home in Harleton after the woman reported she was attacked with an AK-47 assault rifle, Cox said.

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