BRYAN, Texas — A College Station man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his 34th conviction In Brazos, Robertson, Harris and Travis Counties.
Byron Carroll, 40, was convicted of Theft of Property with two or more previous convictions. In that instance, Carroll walked into the Target store on South Texas Avenue on December 18, 2020. He took a robot vacuum cleaner out of a box and put it under his shirt, then left the store without paying for it.
The vacuum was valued at over $300 and employees at the store said they recognized Carroll from five previous thefts he committed at that store. Investigators with the College Station Police Department were able to identify Carroll after watching surveillance video of the theft.
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The Brazos County District Attorney's Office said the jury considered Carroll's prior criminal history before making a decision of eight years in prison. The maximum punishment for December 2020 crime is 10 years.
Prosecutors said Carroll had been convicted 33 times before of crimes and at least 22 of them were for theft.
Criminal History: (Convictions Only)
- 2002 - Burglary of a building, Harris County, sentenced to 7 months in State Jail
- 2003 - Theft, Harris County, sentenced to 60 days in jail
- 2004 - Forgery, Robertson County, sentenced to 9 months in State Jail
- 2009 - Theft x 3, Brazos County, sentenced to 10 months in State Jail
- 2010-2011- Burglary of a building, 2 counts of credit/debit card abuse, Brazos County, 3 years in prison
- 2012 - Criminal Trespass, Brazos County, 70 days in jail
- 2013 - Criminal Trespass, Brazos County, 275 days in jail
- 2014 - Failure to identify & driving while license invalid, Brazos County, 115 days in jail
- 2018 - Theft x 4, Travis County, 6 months in State Jail
- 2019 - Theft x 3, Travis County, 6 months in State Jail
- 2020 - Theft x 6, Travis County, 90 days in jail