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Alleged Drunk Drivers, Bank Robber and Mom Indicted

A trio accused in separate alcohol related accidents were among those indicted Thursday by a Brazos County grand jury.

Aaron Somers is accused of killing Prairie View A&M graduate student Michelle Briggs. Somers was initially charged with intoxicated assault, but the charge was upgraded to intoxication manslaughter when Briggs died from her injuries.

Carter Airhart, 20, is charged with intoxicated manslaughter after authorities said he was driving drunk and too fast on Ferrill Creek Road near Brazos County's Cottonwood community. Airhart lost control of his car on a curve and struck a tree, killing his passenger Clay Antilley.

Robert James was indicted for causing an accident on 2818 in Bryan that killed Lisa Norman. According to police, James was driving a pick-up truck north on 2818 near Independence Avenue when he collided with a car turning onto another road. Norman, 42, was a passenger in the car and died at the scene.

Also indicted Thursday was Ashanti Love, who's accused of leaving her twin toddlers home alone on West Villa Maria in Bryan.
She's charged with two counts of child endangerment. Neighbors found the 2-year-olds crawling out of a broken window.
According to police, the kids were locked in a bedroom with no heat in the house other than an open oven set to 500 degrees.

The grand jury also indicted David Pennington, 37, for the Bank of America robbery in College Station.
According to police, Pennington walked into the bank, handed a teller a note demanding money and got away with a couple hundred dollars.
Police say Pennington did not show a weapon and no one was hurt.


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