Arrest Made in Bryan Liquor Store Robbery

By: Meredith Stancik Email
By: Meredith Stancik Email

Police say they have arrested the man accused of robbing J.J.'s Liquor on Texas Avenue in Bryan.

Demestra Ross, 41, is accused of robbing two Bryan businesses at gunpoint in early March. According to court documents, Ross first robbed the Shell Station at 1101 E. Villa Maria Rd. He allegedly used a small handgun to demand money from the cashier, who handed over the entire cash register.

Police say three days later, Ross walked into J.J.'s Liquor on Texas Avenue in Bryan where he again pulled a gun. Ross allegedly pointed the gun at one of the two men working in the store and said, "don't be a hero and don't try anything funny."

Ross didn't hide from police for too long. You may remember Leola Maxey, the woman accused of robbing the Texas Enterprise Bank on Villa Maria in Bryan.

While police were searching her house, they found evidence like clothing and gloves that Ross allegedly wore in both robberies.

Police say Maxey told them, Ross had been staying with her while he allegedly committed the crimes. She even said that Ross borrowed her gun for one of the robberies.

Maxey remains in jail, while Ross, who lives in Calvert, was arrested by the Robertson County Sheriff's office earlier this week when he showed up for a meeting with his probation officer.

Ross has been charged with three counts of aggravated robbery and is being held in the Brazos County jail on a $300,000 bond.

The J.J.'s liquor store in College Station was also robbed at gunpoint earlier this month. Police have yet to make any arrests in that case.

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