District Court Criminal ConvictionsFeatured Stories, News Friday, January 31st, 2014
The Brazos County District Attorney’s office has announced plea agreements in three criminal cases.
44 year old Michael Thomas of Bryan was convicted of making a bomb threat last year at A&M. A former university landscaper, Thomas wrote the phrase “Bomb at Kyle” on a bathroom wall in the Hagler building. Prosecutors dropped a charge related to a similar threat made two days later at the A&M alumni center. Thomas was sentenced to two years in prison. The punishment also covers a guilty plea to using a credit card he had stolen from a co-worker at A&M.
It’s been 16 months since an armed robbery at the Papa John’s Pizza at Highway 21 and Texas in north Bryan. 31 year old Barry Williams II of Bryan entered a guilty plea to the holdup, two residential burglaries, and four other crimes. Williams was sentenced to a total of 45 years. He must serve 22 and a half years before becoming eligible for parole. It will be his second term in prison, following a 2002 conviction for child molestation.
A College Station man who was beat up while in the county jail last September is headed to prison for eight years. 21 year old Devonte Shepard admitted to a residential burglary last August. College Station police believe he was involved in as many as a dozen break-ins last year.
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