A biological male who identifies as a woman was arrested on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault against a public servant after 12-hour standoff with police in Harker Heights, Texas, and was booked Monday into the Bell County Jail — with male inmates, despite the suspect’s transgender status, the Killeen Daily Journal reported.
“Inmates are processed based on their actual sex at the time they arrive here and not what they say they want to be,” Chuck Cox, chief deputy of the Bell County Sheriff’s Office, told the paper. “It is our policy to keep all inmates safe regardless of who they are.” . . .
The Daily Journal said Justin D. Robison, 39 — known as Arial Robison — was listed in the Bell County Jail on Thursday on a $200,000 bond.
Harker Heights police were called to Robison’s home about 9 p.m. Sunday for a welfare check after receiving calls about a suicidal person, the paper reported.
Robison posted on Facebook about 9:30 p.m., “I wanted to die, suicide by cop, [but] I don’t want to hurt anyone,” the Daily Journal said, adding that Robison admitted to firing a gun three times — once into the ground and twice into a brick wall. (Read more from “Transgender ‘Woman’ Arrested for Aggravated Assault Against Public Official Is Jailed — With Male Inmates” HERE)