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Man gets year in burglary plea

Eagle Staff Report

A man who burglarized the Bryan Municipal Building earlier this year was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail after pleading guilty to the crime.

James Aron Black, 30, was arrested in Huntsville and brought back to Brazos County in January after officers with the Huntsville Police Department found a key labeled as Bryan city property on him.

Black also had in his possession $746 in cash — $4 less than the cash that went missing from the municipal building.

Days earlier, city employees had reported the burglary, in which several money drawers and cash boxes had been pried open. In addition to the cash, keys to several offices also were missing, court documents state.

Burglary of a building is a state jail felony punishable by up to two years incarceration. In addition to the jail time, Black was ordered Thursday to pay about $350 in restitution for damage to city property during the break-in.

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