Brazos County District Court Jury Convicts And The Trial Judge Determines Punishment In A 2018 Armed Robbery

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A Bryan man who was found guilty by a Brazos County district court jury last September of an armed robbery received his punishment Tuesday by the trial judge.

Following a contested hearing, 25 year old Hakeem Rollins was sentenced to 40 years for the October 2018 holdup in College Station.

According to the district attorney’s office, Rollins lured the victim and forced his way into the victim’s car.

At gunpoint, Rollins took unidentified personal property which was recovered.

Prosecutors say due to Rollins criminal history, he faced between 15 years and life in prison.

News release from the Brazos County district attorney’s office:

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Judge Hawthorne sentenced Hakeem Rollins to 40 years in prison for Aggravated Robbery.

On Thursday October 11, 2018, College Station Police Officers investigated a report of Aggravated Robbery.

The victim reported that while he was in his vehicle a man, later identified as Rollins, approached in all black clothing and forced his way into the victim’s car.

The victim stated that he believed he was going to lose his life as Rollins pointed a gun to his head and demanded his belongings.

Officers located Rollins in an apartment in College Station. Inside the apartment, Officers found the victim’s stolen property and a loaded firearm underneath the mattress where Rollins was found sleeping.

Following an investigation, officers determined that Rollins had planned the robbery and lured the victim into the location where he demanded the victim’s property at gunpoint.

The court learned that Rollins has a previous conviction for Burglary of a Habitation in Cherokee County, TX where he was sentenced to seven years in prison. The court also heard that the defendant previously pled guilty to additional charges of Aggravated Robbery and Burglary of Habitation.

Rollins was on parole for his seven-year prison sentence when he committed this offense. Because of his prior criminal history, the defendant’s punishment range anywhere between 15 years in prison up to Life In Prison.