A Bryan man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he threatened a neighbor with a knife and firearms.

According to Bryan police, around 10:30 p.m., several officers responded to an apartment complex on Carter Creek Parkway on the report of a fight. Police spoke with Brandon Scott Hyatt, 28, who was sitting on his steps. Police noted that Hyatt’s face was bleeding, and a witness said Hyatt had previously had a gun.

Hyatt told police he and his neighbor were in a disagreement and the neighbor banged on his front door earlier in the evening. Hyatt said he answered with a flashlight and knife, and the neighbor requested they fight each other. Hyatt said the neighbor retrieved a baseball bat and hit him in the face.

The neighbor told police when he knocked on Hyatt’s front door, Hyatt answered while holding what he described as an AK-47 and activated the gun’s strobe light. The neighbor said Hyatt set down his rifle in order to unholster a pistol from his waistband. Hyatt then reholstered the gun and withdrew a knife. The neighbor told police he left to retrieve an aluminum baseball bat and returned to Hyatt’s apartment. Hyatt pointed his handgun at the neighbor, and the neighbor responded by hitting Hyatt with the bat, causing Hyatt to drop the weapon.

Police noted Hyatt denied having an AK-47 but said he did have two AR-15 rifles, though none had weapon lights. He did confirm he had a Glock 19 and a Glock 33. Authorities said a Glock 33 with bullets in the magazine and one in the chamber was found in the woods on the west side of the property.

Hyatt was treated for his wound and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. He was released from the Brazos County Jail on $40,000 bond. The neighbor has not been charged.

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What kind of backwardness is this not only did the neighbor go to his apartment, he left and came back armed with a bat, that is aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Im sure answering your door armed is not illegal especially if there is a threat on the other side and this guy was actually hit, I dont know all the details but if this article is correct y'all arrested the wrong man, It would be good to know who the other guy is as well you know if your a city councilman or cop in Bryan you could get away with assaulting people like this.


Thank God someone else reading this article has some common sense. The accuser is claiming self defense when he returned to his own apartment after starting the argument to RETURN to the argument with a BAT!!!! Tell me for the love of GOD HOW is THAT self defense?!?!?! AND if he was claiming Hyatt had a gun, why isn’t the accuser injured or dead, and how can you claim self defense by taking a bat to someone’s head?! That’s attempted murder!


Thank you two for realizing that I was falsely accused. The guy that hit me has 6-7 aggravated assault w/dew charges in Brazos county alone and I believe a few in Waco as well. Tx law shield is handling this one for me and I’m extremely thankful.

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