James Edward Alleman

James Edward Alleman

BELTON — A former Belton High School teacher was indicted Wednesday for inadvertently showed pornography to students on a projection screen Sept. 28.

James Edward Alleman, 45, of Temple taught computer science to students in ninth through 12th grades. He resigned the day of the incident and was arrested Nov. 18.

A search of devices seized by Belton Police officers showed pornography. Four short videos were found on an SD card. Those videos showed a young girl in the bathroom who was sometimes naked, an affidavit said.

Alleman was released Nov. 18, 2018, after he posted $75,000 bail, Bell County Chief Deputy Chuck Cox said.

Jvareus Aquer Pratt

A woman claims Jvareus Aquer Pratt assaulted her and injured her children, according to arrest affidavits.

Pratt, 23, of Temple was indicted Wednesday and held in lieu of $200,000 bail. His bail total previously was $125,000. He is charged with assault of a family/household member with previous convictions and injury to a child, both third-degree felonies.

Affidavits said Pratt assaulted three children and their mother, his ex-girlfriend. Pratt has previous convictions for assault causing bodily injury and theft of property.

Pratt is the inmate who reportedly was assaulted by two Bell County jailers — Kevin Miller and Terrance Jamal Gardner — who were later arrested and terminated. Video evidence reportedly showed Pratt was handcuffed when the jailers attacked him in a cell.

The investigation was conducted by the Texas Rangers, and an internal investigation by Bell County Sheriff’s Department is still ongoing.

Other indictments

• Canyon Ritter Myers, 27, of Cameron, possession of a controlled substance between 4 grams and 200 grams.

• Charles David Nickerson, 66, of Temple, aggravated sexual assault of a child.

• Canyon Sky Griffeth, 18, of Salado, aggravated sexual assault of a child.

• Jeffrey L. Tovar, 44, of Little River, aggravated assault threatening bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

• Charles Brown Jr., 30, of Temple, possession of a controlled substance between 4 grams and 200 grams.

• Joe Alvino Ramos, 55, of Temple, possession of controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams (repeat offender).

The grand jury issued 19 true bills. One case wasn’t presented and no action was taken on one Bell County District Attorney office’s investigation.