A Bryan teen was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he robbed a man at gunpoint.
According to Bryan police, officers were called to a business in the 3900 block of North Texas Avenue after employees said a man ran toward them from a nearby area and said he was robbed. The victim left the business but was located in the vicinity.
The victim, a 26-year-old man, said he had driven to a parking lot nearby to purchase a handgun from 18-year-old Jatarious Kieshun Ginn, whom he knew, police said. The two negotiated the price, but as the victim began to pull cash out of his pocket, Ginn cocked the gun, pointed it at the victim’s head and told him to turn over his cash, a report notes. The two struggled, and the victim was able to get out and run to the business.
Ginn was eventually located in a mobile home adjacent to the business. Ginn told police the victim tried to rob him and Ginn hit him in the face three times, but officers noted the victim had no visible injuries. Ginn also said he had no access to guns, but police recovered a pistol from inside the home, authorities said.
Ginn is charged with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $12,000 bond.