A Calvert man arrested June 5 on first-degree felony charges after authorities say he repeatedly molested a child in Bryan over a six-month period was among 55 people indicted on felony charges Thursday by a Brazos County grand jury.
Also indicted Thursday was a 24-year-old Giddings man, Jon Hunter Jervis, who was arrested June 5 on drug charges after police said they found him asleep in a car. He was charged later in the month with capital murder in a case out of San Marcos.
An indictment by grand jury is not an indication of guilt.
Grand jurors meet twice monthly to decide whether there is enough evidence to move forward with prosecution in a case.
Eleven people were indicted on first-degree felony charges, each punishable by up to 99 years in prison. Of those, five men were indicted for two alleged June 6 aggravated robberies in College Station.
According to police, officers responded to a reported robbery at the Flats on 12 apartment complex around 10 p.m. June 6.
Police said a man was approached by two men who threatened him with a gun and demanded his property. The man complied, then ran in fear, police said.
Witnesses told officials they observed five men driving away from the area.
Officials were able to locate a vehicle matching the description and, following an investigation, were able to match weapons and stolen property to the robbery as well as to a second incident that occurred earlier the day before in the 1900 block of Dartmouth Street, police said.
Uleysses Dunn, 20 of College Station; Rokendon Dashard Daniels, 18 of Beaumont and Julius Isaiah Bell, 18, of College Station; Triston Darious Marquis Clark, 19 of College Station and Matthew Mark Simon, 18, of Beaumont, are charged with aggravated robbery. Simon and Clark face additional charges of theft of property, while Clark is also charged with possession of marijuana.
Daniels remains in the Brazos County Jail on $65,000 bond, while Simon is being held on $64,000 bond. Bell and Dunn are being held on $60,000 bond. Clark was released July 1 on $68,000 bond.
According to Bryan police, on April 8, a woman filed a report because her daughter said that when Melvin Dwight Johnson, 50, of Calvert, babysat her between 2016 and 2017 at the family’s Bryan apartment, he molested her several times.
According to the police report, the girl told police when she would return home from school — she was in the third grade at the time — Johnson would molest her. He told the girl he would hurt her family if she told anyone, police said.
Police said Johnson initially said he had never been alone with the woman’s children, but later admitted he had served as their babysitter. He agreed to undergo a polygraph exam, but then refused to speak to police, authorities said. A warrant was issued for his arrest, and he was taken into custody.
He was indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and remains in the Brazos County Jail on $800,000 bond.
According to court records, Jon Jervis is charged with capital murder by terroristic threat on a warrant from San Marcos police. The 23-year-old was arrested June 5 after police were called to a motel on Texas 21 when an employee could not get a sleeping man to wake up and leave.
Once police arrived, Jervis was removed from the car, and officers said a knife was found in the driver’s seat. A probable cause search was performed, and authorities said they found syringes, plastic bags and 6.4 grams of methamphetamine. In his wallet, Jervis is accused of having credit cards and ID belonging to other people. Police said Jervis had a warrant for two counts of credit card abuse against an elderly person, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He was also indicted Thursday on those charges.
Jervis remains in the Brazos County Jail on $80,000 bond.