Former local mayoral candidate arrested on assault charge

COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) According to an arrest affidavit, a former candidate for mayor of a Central Texas city was arrested and charged with assault causing bodily injury.

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The court document states that on May 17 an officer with the Copperas Cove police department was dispatched to a home in the 1300 block of Travis Circle for an assault call.

A source close to the investigation told KWTX Brandi Weiand had entered into an agreement to sell tires to the other person and the two entered into a payment plan.

The source said the payment plan fell through and Weiand was trying to get the tires back.

When the officer arrived they were approached by the victim who said their neighbor has assaulted them, the affidavit stated.

She explained to officers “Brandi Lynn Weiland was appropriating the vehicle tires from her white 1994 Honda Civic,” the document said.
The affidavit continued, “Brandi removed the drivers side wheels and tires and was now attempting to remove the jack stands which would leave the breaks on the blacktop not allowing her to re jack up the vehicle.”

The woman then “stood in front of the jack stands until someone from her residence could bring out another set of wheels to be put on the vehicle so it would on the blacktop… Brandi suddenly became irate and grabbed her by the neck in a choking manner wrapping her four fingers around one side of her neck and her thumb on one side,” the affidavit said.

Wieland was charged with assault, but online records for the Coryell County Jail did not show her name listed on Monday.

Weiand came in last in a four-way race for Copperas Cove mayor in April and garnered two percent of the vote.