Killeen: Man indicted for restaurant attack with baseball bat

Peter Minott. (Police photo)
Peter Minott. (Police photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jun. 22, 2017 at 8:45 AM CDT
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The Bell County Grand Jury on Wednesday returned an indictment against a Killeen man who police say attacked another person at a local restaurant with a baseball bat.

Peter Daniel Minott, 28, was named in the indictment charging him with aggravated assault resulting in bodily injury with a deadly weapon, grand jury records showed.

Harker Heights police were sent to the Cheddar’s Restaurant, 201 East Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights, on May 25 after a caller reported a man was threatening customers with a machete.

During the altercation a 32-year-old man was struck with a baseball bat, a police report said.

Minott was booked into the Bell County Jail and later released after posting a $100,000 bond, jail records showed.

The May 25 attack grew out of 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. May 25 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.