Armed robbery suspect's case heads to Milam jury

The case of a 19-year-old Bryan man, charged with a November, 2006, armed robbery of a Rockdale convenience store, could head for a 20th District Court Jury as soon as Wednesday.

Police Chief Thomas Harris and Lt. J. D. Newlin were in Cameron this week testifying in the trial of Justin Tiger Thomas.

Thomas and Larry Johnson, 25, were charged in connection with the Nov. 6, 2006, holdup of Sunny Food Mart.

Damion Jack son, 23 , wa s charged with the Nov. 3, 2006, holdup of Gill's Shop-N-Go.

Johnson received a 25-year prison sentence. Jackson turned state's evidence and drew a 15- year prison term.

All three men were arrested the day after the Sunny's robbery when their car crashed at a busy College Station intersection while being pursued by Brazos County authorities.

Police believe the two robberies were linked.


A 44-year-old man, wanted in connection with a burglary on FM 487 south in which a vehicle was also taken, was arrested last week in Fort Worth by police in that city.

Harlon Edward Watts, a resident of Fort Worth, was returned to Milam County to face charges. He remains in custody on $25,000 bond.


No serious injuries were reported in two accidents investigated by police during the past week.

Police said a 4:58 p.m. Sunday accident in front of City Hall involved a vehicle driven by Stephanie Starr of Pflugerville and an ambulance operated by Christopher Scully of Round Rock.

Moderate damage was reported to the Starr vehicle and a damage rating was not available for the ambulance.

Vehicles operated by Charles Volkert of Tulia and Lisa Bishop of Cypress were in collision at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Cameron-Wilcox (Us 79-FM 487) intersection, according to police who termed damages minor.


Police said 19 tickets for speeding were issued during the week, along with six for expired MVI sticker, five for expired registration, four for no proof of liability insurance, two each for failure to change name/address and no driver's license and one for running a stop sign

Two citations for fighting were issued along with one for violating the city's junk vehicle ordinance.


Police answered 157 calls over the past week, and 112 through the 911 system.

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