BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- A Bryan man was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison in the 272nd District Court by the Hon. Travis B. Bryan, III.
Charleston Jones, 34, was sentenced on two Felon in Possession of a Firearm cases and Felony Bail Jumping.
On June 15, 2014, Jones was in possession of a gun in a local bar when a fight broke out between Jones and another patron. Prosecutors say Jones fired a gun into the ground, close to the patron's foot causing pain.
Jones was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Firearm and booked into the Brazos County Detention Center.
In October 2016, he entered a guilty plea and agreed to be sentenced to 5 years in prison, but prosecutors say Jones failed to appear in court for the sentencing hearing.
On November 17, 2016, Jones was indicted on a charge of Felony Bail Jumping.
He was arrested by Bryan police on December 13, 2017, and was found to be in possession of another firearm.
"This defendant chose to go on the run for more than a year instead of take responsibility in court for his violent crime. Running from the law is never going to be the right decision," said R. Clay Kimbrough, Assistant District Attorney.