BRYAN - A convicted armed bank robber in Bryan has been sentenced to 70 years in prison.
James Kyle Graham, 62, had been found guilty of aggravated robbery. He was arrested in June 2013 just days after the May 2013 armed robbery of the First Victoria (now Prosperity) Bank on 29th Street in Bryan. Staff was threatened with a gun, and Graham displayed what looked like an explosive device, which turned out to be a fake.
Graham was also charged at the time of his arrest with a 2009 armed robbery of the Guaranty Bank on South Texas Avenue in Bryan. An employee at the First Victoria location recognized Graham, who was homeless, as the person wanted in the Guarantee Bank hold-up. The employee had worked at each bank when the robberies took place.
Graham admitted on the stand to the 2009 robbery. He was on trial for the 2013 incident.