Machete attack report led to arrest of Cheddar’s assault suspect

Peter Minott. (Police photo)
Peter Minott. (Police photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 15, 2017 at 5:02 PM CDT
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A report of a machete attack on Wednesday in Killeen led to the arrest of a suspect on Thursday in connection with an assault at a Cheddar’s restaurant in Harker Heights during which a 32-year-old man was struck several times with a baseball bat.

Peter Minott, 28, of Killeen was arrested Thursday on a warrant charging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the baseball bat attack on May 25 at the Cheddar’s restaurant at 201 East Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights.

His bond was set at $100,000.

His name did not appear on the Bell County Jail’s online roster Friday.

The May 25 attack evidently stemmed from an argument earlier in the day among family members who decided to go to the restaurant to talk things out, police said.

Minott was arrested a day after Killeen officers were sent at around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday to a home in the 5200 block of Birmingham Circle in response to a report of a fight.

Minott was at the home with two women when a man armed with a gun kicked open the door and began waving a machete, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

He suffered a wound to the side and one of the women had cuts on the arm, the affidavit said.

They were both taken to a local hospital where they were treated and later released.

Sean Dixon, 32, of Killeen was arrested in connection with the attack and charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

His was released after posting bonds totaling $200,000.