Two local teens arrested following a March home invasion robbery where a 63-year-old woman was attacked in her Bryan retirement community apartment, a Bryan man charged in connection to a high-speed chase and for allegedly stealing valuables from four businesses and a Bryan teen accused in a sexual assault of a young girl were among 71 people indicted Thursday on felony charges by a Brazos County grand jury.
An indictment by grand jury is not an indication of guilt. It means enough evidence exists for the case to proceed in the criminal justice process.
According to Bryan police, authorities arrested Darius Deondre Lott, 18, and Chalon Bryce Green, 17, about two hours after Hearne police found a stolen vehicle stopped in an alleyway on March 23. The two were detained and brought in for questioning.
A few hours earlier, authorities had been called to a retirement living facility on Memorial Drive in Bryan. A 63-year-old woman had been taken to CHI St. Joseph Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries after she had been assaulted in her home. The woman told police that around 1:30 a.m. that morning, two people knocked on her door and said they were members of the maintenance staff. When she cracked the door to peek out, a man shoved the door open and pushed her to the floor.
Police say one man punched the woman -- who has a genetic disorder that causes dwarfism -- in the face repeatedly while the other man walked around the home, asking where the money and car keys were. The men tossed some nearby dirty clothes over the woman's face to obstruct her view, the victim told police. The woman complied with the men's commands and told them where to find her car keys and once the attack was over, police say the woman's car was gone.
Green and Lott were indicted Thursday on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated robbery. If convicted, the two could face up to 99 years in prison. Lott remains in the Brazos County Jail on $80,000 bond, while Green is being held on $100,000 bond.
According to Bryan police, authorities were dispatched to a shopping center in the 3800 block of Old College Road early May 28. A business owner who rents space in the center noticed his business had been ransacked overnight. Authorities found that several businesses in the strip mall had been entered by someone who kicked a hole through the back door. Various items were missing, including electronics, checks and a Johnny Manziel photograph.
Later that morning, police were contacted by a state trooper who had arrested Jason Lee Maxwell, 36. As previously reported by The Eagle, Maxwell is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through Bryan and College Station before he was arrested at the former Travis B. Bryan Municipal Golf Course. In Maxwell's truck, authorities say they found various electronics and other items, as well as a driver's license belonging to the wife of one of the business owners.
On Thursday, Maxwell was indicted on manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison; unauthorized use of a vehicle and four counts of burglary of a building, state jail felonies each punishable by up to two years in a state jail; possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest in a vehicle, both third-degree felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $123,200 bond.
According to Bryan police, a woman called authorities early June 2 to report her daughter, who is younger than 14, had been sexually assaulted the night before. The woman said the family had attended an event, and at one point the girl separated from the group. She was found at the home of 18-year-old William David Wagner.
The child was taken to a local hospital, where she was medically examined. A nurse confirmed that it appeared an assault had taken place, a police report notes.
A forensic interviewer with Scotty's House spoke with the girl, who said while at the event she met Wagner and told him she wanted to run away. He invited her to his home, led her inside and began kissing her before eventually assaulting her, the report notes. The girl said she told Wagner her age.
During an interview with Wagner, he said the child was at his home but denied the assault. He told authorities he thought the child was 14 or 15 years old.
Wagner was indicted Thursday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, 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 $40,000 bond.