A Bryan man accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl with a mental disability in May and a Navasota man charged in the attack of a man with a knife in Northgate in January were among 49 people indicted on felony charges Thursday by a Brazos County grand jury.
Four area residents were indicted on first-degree felony charges, each punishable by up to 99 years in prison.
Grand jurors meet twice monthly to decide whether there is enough evidence to move forward with prosecution in a case. An indictment by grand jury is not an indication of guilt.
Erik Garza, 30, was charged May 23 with aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person. Authorities said a 14-year-old girl’s mother contacted police after her daughter told her Garza touched her inappropriately a few days prior.
The girl’s younger brother told authorities he witnessed Garza touching the girl inappropriately on more than one occasion, according to the police report.
Garza was indicted on first-degree felony charges Thursday. He was also indicted on third-degree felony charges of unlicensed possession of a firearm by a felon and drug possession. Garza remains in the Brazos County Jail on $177,420 bond.
College Station police said Kevin Alejandro Ramos, 19 attacked a man who was waiting to use an ATM in the area of Church Street and College Main on Jan. 20. After the man ran off for help, Ramos turned to another man who had just used the ATM and took $45 from him, police said.
Ramos was identified through security camera video, according to the police report.
The man who was stabbed needed four staples to close a wound to his head, the report states.
Thursday, Ramos was indicted on a first-degree aggravated robbery charge and a second-degree charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Ramos was released from the Brazos County Jail on Jan. 20 on $20,000 bond.