One of two men involved in a Bryan bank robbery a year ago is headed to prison. A Brazos County district court jury sentenced 43 year old Bryan Champion of Houston to 60 years. That’s after Champion pleaded guilty to the armed holdup at the Commerce National Bank branch at 29th and Broadmoor. During the punishment phase, prosecution witnesses included a local realtor who testified how he was beaten and tied up before his car was stolen before the robbery. The district attorney’s office says Champion must serve 30 years before he is eligible for parole, due to a holding up a Houston store 11 years ago. A co-defendant, 28 year old Erric Portis Jr. of Calvert, is awaiting trial and is held in the Brazos County jail.
Five years ago, College Station police found three computers and other storage devices containing more than 64 thousand pornographic images of children. The man convicted of possessing those pictures is out of prison. 43 year old Gregg Baird, who lists an address in Spring according to jail records, was granted parole after serving four years of a 15 year sentence. He was released Thursday from the Brazos County jail to start ten years of probation. Conditions include sex offender treatment, staying at least 1,000 feet from any place where children gather, not having access to the internet without the device having approved software, and performing 300 hours of community service.