Six indicted in connection with ‘riot’ during Copperas Cove-Harker Heights basketball game

COPPERAS COVE, Texas (KWTX) – Police on Monday announced the arrests of six people for their role in a riot at Copperas Cove High School during a basketball game.

At approximately 8:40 p.m. on January 18, 2022, Copperas Cove police officers came to the high school at 400 S. 25th Street to investigate reports of a fight.

The officers were led to the gymnasium where an OWL basketball game between Copperas Cove High School and Harker Heights High School had taken place.

Police said a fight involving athletes from both schools escalated into a nearby hallway where school and law enforcement officers intervened, causing a large crowd to set off for the altercation.

As a result of the investigation, according to police, arrest warrants were issued for participating in riots against Terrance Lavar Carter Jr., Aidan Ali Nageeullah, Christopher Jermaine Pullen Jr, Dequan Savales Seda, Devon Keon Seda, Jerry Lewis Thomas and Roderick William Pollard.

Lavar Carter Jr., 19, of Killeen, was arrested by Copperas Cove Police at 6:16 AM on January 22, 2022. He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and received a $3,000 bail.

Copperas Cove resident Nageeullah, 17, was arrested by Copperas Cove Police at 8:23 AM on January 22, 2022. He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and received a $3,000 bail.

Pullen Jr., 17, a resident of Copperas Cove, was arrested by the Copperas Cove Police Department at 2:58 PM on Jan. 21, 2022. He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and received a $3,000 bail.

Savales Seda, 19, of Copperas Cove, was arrested by Copperas Cove Police at 3:53 pm on January 21, 2022. He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and received a $3,000 bail.

Seda, 18, of Copperas Cove, was arrested by Copperas Cove Police at 4pm on January 21, 2022. He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and received a $3,000 bail.

Lewis Thomas, 17, of Harker Heights, was arrested by Copperas Cove Police at 7:35 AM on January 22, 2022. He was later arraigned by Justice of the Peace John Guinn and received a $3,000 bail.

An arrest warrant for Roderick William Pollard, 17, of Killeen, is still pending.

Police said three minors were charged in connection with the incident. No information is released about the young people per department policy.

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