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Prison After Violating Community Supervision And Murder Charge Dropped In A Plea Agreement

A Bryan man who admitted to setting a house on fire and was placed on ten years community supervision is now headed to prison. According to online court records, 21 year old Christopher Devon Shepley entered a plea agreement with the Brazos County district attorney’s office. Prosecutors listed three pages of Shepley violating terms of his original conviction. Among the offenses were failing to pay restitution of $54,000 dollars to the owners of the home damaged by the January 2015 fire north of Sue Haswell Park. Prosecutors also say Shepley used synthetic marijuana 32 consecutive days in March and April. The plea agreement calls for Shepley to serve a seven year prison term for setting a fire in a garage that extended into a second floor apartment. According to the arrest report from the fire marshal’s office, Shepley caught his girlfriend sleeping with another man…who was renting the above the garage apartment.

Almost four years after a Bryan man was shot to death, a murder charge has been dropped against a second suspect. That’s part of a plea agreement where 30 year old Charles Anthony Hawkins Jr. of College Station, who admitted to a pair of armed robberies and the burglary of a home. The robbery where Detorrian Peterson was shot took place in October 2014. The second armed robbery was in August of 2013. And the burglary was in March 2014. Hawkins will get credit for the more than three years he’s been in jail since his arrest. He was sentenced to a total of 20 years. A second man who had a murder charge dropped is serving 20 years for two armed robberies. A third man who entered a plea agreement in Peterson’s murder is serving 25 years. A fourth man is awaiting trial for his role in Peterson being shot to death in his apartment nearly four years ago.

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Posted by on Sep 5 2018. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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