A 24-year-old College Station man accused of setting his ex-girlfriend's home on fire was among 19 people indicted this week by a Brazos County grand jury.
Last May, William Alonzo Shields was charged with arson for pouring gasoline around a Bryan home in the 3100 block of Tennessee Avenue where his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her two children were sleeping, according to a probable cause statement produced by a Bryan fire marshal.
Fire investigators located three areas -- one near the back bedroom window air conditioning unit, another near the living room unit and the other near a third unit in the backyard -- where gasoline had been poured, according to the marshal's report.
Williams was indicted on the arson charge, which is a first-degree felony punishable by five to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, in addition to evading arrest, a state-jail felony punishable by up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Three people were indicted for crimes related to sexual abuse of a child, including an 18-year-old man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in September.
According to a police report, Alexander Clayton Joiner of Bryan was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony, after investigators were contacted by the teenage girl's mother, who had walked in to her daughter's room and found Joiner sitting on the bed.
When authorities spoke with the teen girl, she told police she had sex with Joiner, who subsequently denied the allegation when contacted by a detective, according to the police report.
Concepcion J. Hernandez Jr., 41 and of Bryan, was indicted for aggravated assault of a child, continued sexual abuse of a child under 14, also a first-degree felony, and indecency with a child by sexual contact, a second-degree felony punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, for incidents alleged to have occurred in 2011.
Further details about the allegations were not available Friday.
Juan Alberto Martinez, a 41-year-old College Station man, was indicted on two counts of indecency with a child by sexual contact. Details of the July 2013 charges also were not available.
Grand jurors indicted 29-year-old Calvert man, Anterius Demon Ashley, on a second-degree felony robbery charge for which he was arrested in October.
According to police, a 28-year-old woman was walking to her vehicle in the 600 block of Texas Avenue when a man assaulted her from behind. The woman fought back, but the man took her purse and ran off.
A passing motorist called police while following the man, who got into a vehicle. The motorist confronted Ashley about the stolen property, police said, and ordered him out of the vehicle. Investigators identified Ashley through the witness, police said.
Additionally, 38-year-old Archie Burks Townsend of College Station was indicted for burglary of a habitation, a second-degree felony, for allegedly breaking into a neighbor's home in July and taking a television, PlayStation 3 game console, PlayStation 3 games and movies, according to police reports.
A detective assigned to the case was able to determine Townsend had pawned the stolen items.
Other charges on the indictment list included drug possession, theft, assault, forgery and burglary of a vehicle.
Grand jurors meet twice a month to review felony criminal charges and determine if enough evidence exists to pursue prosecution. An indictment is not a finding of guilt.