A 23-year-old Bryan man was sentenced by a Brazos County jury Thursday to 20 years in prison on four counts of aggravated robbery, officials said.
According to the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, Frank Chargualaf also received a two-year state jail sentence for one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. The sentences will run concurrently.
Officials said on Jan. 25, 2017, Chargualaf and Carlos Garcia were invited to a social gathering at a home in the 200 block of Meir Lane. During the gathering, Chargualaf pulled a pistol from his waistband and pointed the gun at the victims, demanding they turn over wallets and cellphones. At one point, officials said, Chargualaf pointed the gun at the back of a victim’s head. Chargualaf and Garcia stole a vehicle and left the scene, police said.
During the investigation, Bryan police found a home in the 2200 block of Howell Avenue believed to be connected to Chargualaf. As police approached to confirm whether he was there, officers heard someone rack a shotgun from inside. A perimeter was formed around the home, and Chargualaf and Garcia eventually exited the home and surrendered, officials said. Inside, police said they found stolen cellphones, a stolen shotgun and the pistol used in the robbery.
In March 2017, Chargualaf bonded out of jail, but officials said on July 31, 2017, he and Garcia burglarized an apartment. He bailed out again in August 2017 but failed to report for his bond supervision and missed several court dates.