Three people accused in a Valentine's Day robbery, a College Station man accused of breaking into a woman's home and assaulting her and a Bryan man charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl were among 38 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 police reports, Kerstin Geddie, 17, used the social media platform Snapchat to message and set up a meeting at a motel with a man on Feb. 14. Police said Geddie asked the man to borrow his phone to make a call. When she stepped out of the room, officials said, two masked men wielding handguns entered the room and robbed the man at gunpoint.
Geddie was arrested on May 5 in connection to the robbery. On June 28, authorities arrested Derrick Deshawn Green Jr., 20, on an aggravated robbery charge. Authorities believe he is one of the masked men who threatened the victim with a gun.
Authorities believe the other masked man was Christian Juwan Nelson, 21, who was picked up at a Texas Avenue store on June 25 after an arrest warrant was issued from the Feb. 14 robbery. Nelson and Geddie are also accused of robbing a man in College Station on May 4.
Garrett Latham Luza, 22, is accused of watching the May 4 attack and making remarks about the victim having stolen his drugs, a police report noted.
Green and Luza were indicted Thursday on a charge of aggravated robbery, while Geddie and Nelson were indicted on two counts each. Aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
Luza and Green were released from the Brazos County Jail on bond in June. Nelson is being held on $262,000 bond and Geddie is being held on $240,000 bond.
According to College Station police, authorities responded to a local hospital in mid-May and took a report from a woman who was covered in cuts and bruises and had a cut to her hand that exposed bone. The woman told officers that she had been sleeping when Ethan Coby Lambert, 18, whom she knew, broke a window and began to attack her. The woman said Lambert hit her with his fists and beat her with a lamp so hard that she blacked out, a police report notes. He then retrieved a butcher knife from the kitchen and began to slash at her, cutting her numerous times on the arm and face, the report stated.
Lambert was indicted on burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit other felonies, which is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He was also indicted on charges of burglary of habitation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, both second-degree felonies each punishable by up to 20 years in prison. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $99,000 bond.
According to College Station police, authorities were contacted May 9 by a woman who said she believed Conner Sterling Alexander, 19, may have inappropriately touched her 6-year-old daughter. Authorities interviewed Alexander, who admitted he convinced the child to play "games," in which they both stripped down and that he had inappropriately touched the girl, a police report notes.
Alexander is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14, an enhanced first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison and $100,000 in fines. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $40,000 bond.
Additionally, Bryan resident Jonathon Benito Henry Mendez, 19, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a June 11 incident in which, authorities say, he intentionally rear-ended a car and injured three people -- one of whom was left paralyzed from the waist down. He remains in the Brazos County Jail on $42,000 bond.
One charge is a first-degree felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison, and two charges are second-degree felonies punishable by up to 20 years in prison.