ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – If you noticed some curious police activity in the Original Town South neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, we have some answers.


This suspect was identified Wednesday morning as Terry Burkhead of Abilene.

Taylor County Jail: Terry Burkhead, Apr. 2023

According to Abilene Police Department’s (APD) reports, a victim reported that Burkhead “pointed a gun at her.” The firearm was later found in Burkhead’s vehicle and determined to be an airsoft gun.

The victim also reportedly told police she saw him in possession of what was later confirmed to be 13.6 grams of marijuana.

Burkhead was arrested for Class A Assault for intentionally or knowingly threatening another with imminent bodily injury and Class B Possession of Marijuana. He was booked into the Taylor County Jail.


KTAB/KRBC was able to confirm that right around 4:00 p.m., reports flooded 9-1-1 of a man pointing a firearm at a home in the area of South 7th and Peach streets.

Later, it was reported that the same man pointed the same firearm at an Abilene Animal Control officer, but he drove off. police said they followed the suspect, but did not chase him.

Soon after, the suspect crashed his silver sedan near the Rose Park Senior Activity Center.

The Abilene Police Department (APD) told KTAB/KRBC they arrested the suspect for Class A Assault and a Class B Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.