Bryan man sentenced to 17 years in prison for domestic violence, violating protective order

Man sentenced to 17 years

A Bryan man was sentenced to 17 years in prison last Thursday for charges related to assaulting his ex-girlfriend and violating his bond conditions during the pending case, according to the Brazos County District Attorney’s Office.

Clifford Moten, 42, pled guilty to his charges that stemmed from an incident in January 2020, according to the DA’s office. He had previously been sentenced to prison on prior occasions for assaulting other girlfriends.

Courtesy of the city of Bryan.

During the incident, Moten’s ex-girlfriend reported to Bryan police he had assaulted her during an argument and ordered his dog to attack her, according to the DA. The victim was found with visible injuries.

After he was released on bond for the assault, Moten was arrested three other times for violating the conditions of his bond, including stalking, repeatedly calling the victim, verbally threatening the victim, and showing up at the victim’s home and place of employment, according to the DA.

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During Moten’s final arrest, he engaged in a prolonged standoff with Bryan police and required multiple roads to be shut down for a safe arrest, according to the DA.

Active shooter report a hoax

A Thursday report of an active shooter at Texas A&M’s Health Science Center was false, according to the Texas A&M University Police Department.

A&M police said the same caller reported an active shooter at other Texas universities today, which all proved to be false as well.

In addition to A&M, hoax calls were reportedly made to Baylor University in Waco, Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth, Collin College in Plano, Galen College of Nursing in San Antonio, and Tyler Junior College in Tyler.

Two arrested in Bryan shooting

Two local men were arrested on warrants of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to a non-fatal shooting in the 300 block of Legion Court in Bryan on April 4, police said Thursday.

Semaj Nelson, a 20-year-old from Bryan, was booked on Wednesday and Deontae Williams, a 26-year-old from College Station, was booked on Thursday, according to Brazos County jail records. Neither has posted bail, as of Thursday afternoon. Nelson was being held on a bond of $190,000 and was arrested on six other charges. Williams was being held on a $150,000 bond.

One person was injured during the incident that led to the arrests of Nelson and Williams, police said. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

BEE Community fundraiser ahead

The BEE Community will host its spring fundraiser, Tacos + Tunes, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at 3829 Old College Road in Bryan.

Admission is free to the open house event, which will feature music, food, shopping, games and more. The BEE Community, which creates opportunities and jobs for people with disabilities, has a goal of raising $75,000 at the event.

Tickets for the event can be claimed by registering at or at the event itself.

— Eagle staff reports

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