Bryan Police arrest man for injuring an elderly person

Mgn Online
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 8:14pm

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, the Bryan Police Department was called to 4100 block of Old Hearne Road to investigate the death of Velma Bryant, 79.

Detectives conducted an investigation and the victim was sent to Travis County for an autopsy.

The Travis County Medical Examiner's results indicated that the victim had died of natural causes.

But the victim's vehicle and son, Phillip Ortega, 47, we not found.

Police asked other agencies to keep a look out for Ortega and the victim's vehicle.

Today, Phillip Ortega was found by the Conroe Police Department in Conroe after responding to a suspicious person call regarding theft.

After further investigation conducted by the Conroe Police Department and the Bryan Police Department, Phillip Ortega was charged with injury to an elderly which is a felony of the first degree.

Bryan Police detectives continue to investigate.

The Medical Examiner is reviewing his autopsy finding, based on the results of the continuing investigation there may be additional or different charges.



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