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Violent Brazos County burglar gets 10 years in prison

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Published: Oct. 5, 2018 at 11:38 AM CDT
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A College Station man who was described as a violent first offender has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

According to the Brazos County District Attorney's Office, Jesse Musser, 30, pleaded guilty to multiple charges including burglary of a habitation, theft of a firearm, deadly conduct, and interference with an emergency communication.

In December 2014, Musser went to his godfather's house in Brazos County and shot open the back door with a rifle. The shots traveled through the home and damaged the front door.

A security camera inside the home caught Musser walking around and hitting the alarm with the butt of the gun, causing it to discharge again.

Musser's godfather, Grimes County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Bewley, was alerted on his cell phone of the alarm going off. When he arrived at the home, Musser was carrying around a revolver that had been stolen from inside the home. He threatened to kill Bewley before surrendering.

Musser pleaded guilty to all charges pending against him, and received concurrent sentences of 10 years in prison for Burglary of a Habitation and Deadly Conduct, 2 years State Jail for theft of a firearm, and 180 days in the County Jail for an earlier incident involving Musser interfering with an emergency phone call at his parent’s home.

“Although this defendant was a first offender, the violent nature of his actions justified this outcome. There is not much that is scarier or more dangerous than an individual invading the home of another person while carrying a loaded firearm," Natalie Tise, Assistant District Attorney.