It is a hefty sentence for a repeat offender convicted of breaking into a Bryan residence in April.
Eric Carroll, 21, was convicted Thursday of burglary of a habitation and Friday Judge Travis B. Bryan III sentenced him to 20 years in prison.
Carroll was on parole for burglary, when he struck again.
"We are very happy with the conviction and the punishment given by Judge Bryan," Brazos County Assistant District Attorney Ray Thomas said. "This sentence sends a message to those in our community who steal from others, as well as to those who stand up for their neighbors and report suspicious activities."
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