Man Wanted In Deadly Local Crash Held On $1 Million Bond

Orvin Scott Lee III (Police photo)
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KILLEEN (January 14, 2014) Orvin Scott Lee, II, 28, of Killeen, was jailed Tuesday in lieu of $1 million bond after his arrest on a warrant charging intoxication manslaughter and possession of marijuana.

Lee also is held without bond on a state parole violation.

The Department of Public Safety obtained a warrant for Lee after he was identified as the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a traffic accident on June 4, 2013 in which a passenger was killed.

The accident happened just after 2 a.m. on June 4 on westbound U.S. Highway 190 at the cloverleaf, which leads into post at the main gate.

Bell County Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Jeremy Alexander Chapman, 27, of Killeen, dead at the scene.

Lee, was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple with broken bones and internal injuries.

Authorities said the vehicle was traveling on U.S. 190 at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and the Lexus hit a guardrail and overturned.

Troopers also discovered Lee was transporting almost half-a-pound of marijuana when the accident happened, authorities said.

Lee was arrested Monday at about 2 p.m. after a Crime Stoppers tip, Killeen police spokeswoman Carroll Smith said Tuesday.