An Iola man who chose to defend himself in a Brazos County district court criminal trial was convicted by the jury of illegally using his former employer’s credit card. The trial judge then sentenced 26 year old Nicholas Bollin to the maximum sentence of two years in a state jail. Bollin was also fined a total of $20,000.00.
The District Attorney’s Office says Bollin made an undisclosed number of illegal charges. He was found guilty of using the card four times at one store for a total of $2,600.00. The purchases included more than 12 hundred rounds of ammunition and other firearms accessories.
The District Attorney’s news release also noted that Bollin said that, “Federal and state laws do not apply to him.” He was also threatened with contempt of court for not standing when the jury entered the courtroom.
Bollin’s brother, Larry, is awaiting trial in the murder of a co-worker in a mass shooting at Kent Moore Cabinets in Bryan in April of 2021.