Both a former Mid-South Synergy employee and a former employee of Texas Custom Outfitters, have been indicted on charges of theft from the local power company.
Grimes County’s DA details the charges facing 43-year-old Alfred “Rock” Donaldson of Bryan and 43-year-old Christopher Parker of Bedias.
Andrea Bender says both are charged with 3rd Degree Felony Theft, which is between $30,000 and $150,000. And though it is a theft from Mid-South, it was the Custom Outfitters business that that kicked-off this investigation. Bender adds that Donaldson is also facing a first degree theft charge for allegedly stealing more than $300,000 from Mid-South over the three years he worked there.
A 3rd Degree Felony, Bender explains, is punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison with up to a $10,000 fine. A 1st Degree Felony, she says, could get you from 5 years to 99 years to life in prison, and both could be eligible for probation, depending upon the factors.
While not commenting on charges she may seek or previous records of either, Bender tells Navasota News both were booked into and quickly bonded out of the Grimes County Jail: Parker on a $7500 dollar bond, $25,000 for Donaldson.
The next step in the process, Bender says, is for both to be arraigned. They will either appear with counsel, or fill-out the paperwork if they are in need of public counsel.
Bender expects that both Donaldson and Parker will face arrangement early in May.