Local Arrests Involving Gunfire, A Brick Of Cocaine, A DWI While Awaiting Trial On Another DWI Charge, And Vehicle Burglaries

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Bryan police use several surveillance cameras to identify a local man who is accused of shooting three people outside a downtown Bryan bar last month. The gunfire outside Club 69 and the Top Shelf Bar and Grill on March 21st involved people who were in a fight the week before. Two of the three victims were hit by the gunfire and were taken to the hospital. According to the BPD arrest report, one of those victims fired his gun first. But his name is not listed in online jail records. The man who was arrested is accused of running into the street and returning gunfire. 29 year old Michael Lee Robinson of Bryan is held on bonds totaling $100,000 dollars on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a gun by a felon.

A car stopped by College Station police Thursday night for going 50 in a 45 speed limit zone resulted in the driver’s arrest on six charges that includes possessing a brick of cocaine weighing two pounds and ten ounces. According to the CSPD arrest report, the search started after officers smelled raw marijuana. The driver is accused of running away, not being affected by two shots from a Taser, knocking a Taser out of the hands of one officer and trying to take a taser from the second officer, then being carried and pushed into a CSPD patrol SUV where he was driven to jail. 40 year old James Rodgers Watson of College Station is held on bonds totaling $92,000 dollars.

For the second time in almost a year and a half, a Bryan man is arrested on a DWI charge with one prior conviction. According to online records, 36 year old Federico Vasquez is scheduled to make a court appearance next week on a second DWI charge from an arrest that took place in December of 2019. Vasquez was arrested by Bryan police Thursday just after two a.m. outside a downtown bar. According to the arrest report, two officers who walked by a parked car with three open containers of alcohol later saw the car backing out. The officers stopped the car, found a fourth open container, and smelled alcohol on the breath of the driver. That led to starting field sobriety tests, which the driver stopped before officers were finished. A court warrant was obtained to get a blood sample. Then three officers held the driver in order for the blood draw to be done. Vasquez is out of jail after posting bonds totaling $4,000 dollars.

The owners of five parked vehicles in a College Station apartment complex who locked their doors avoided having property stolen. One of the residents showed police a video of a man pulling door handles. That led to the arrest of 19 year old Christopher Jaali Ford of College Station on charges of vehicle burglary and giving a false name. According to the arrest report, Ford admitted to pulling the door handles because he was broke. He is out of jail after posting bonds totaling $4,000 dollars.

Photos of (L-R) Michael Lee Robinson, James Rodgers Watson, Federico Vasquez, and Christopher Jaali Ford from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx
Photos of (L-R) Michael Lee Robinson, James Rodgers Watson, Federico Vasquez, and Christopher Jaali Ford from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx