Temple man indicted for biting officer

Bell County Jail
Friday, July 5, 2013 - 11:52am

A Temple man was indicted this week for reportedly biting a Killeen police officer’s nose in a scuffle after being pulled over.
 

Daniel Honorato Masias, 48, was indicted by a Bell County Grand Jury on Wednesday with an assault on a public servant charge. Masias remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.
 

According to an arrest affidavit, Masias was stopped for a broken taillight back in April. Masias reportedly gave the officer a false name, wouldn’t provide and ID, and tried to run off. The officer was able to catch Masias, however. Shortly after placing Masias in custody, Masias reportedly got into a scuffle and bit the officer. Hospital reports also indicate a piece of the officer’s knee bone was sheared off.
 

If convicted, Masias could face a maximum of ten years in prison.
 

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