A 23-year-old Fort Leavenworth soldier who was charged last week and accused of robbing two Kansas University students on campus posted bond and was released Saturday from the Douglas County Jail.
According to jail records, Brandon James Huggins used a bondsman to post $60,000 Saturday evening.
Douglas County prosecutors Friday charged Huggins and another man, 21-year-old Michael Martin Gerald, each with two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of conspiracy to commit robbery and one count of aggravated intimidation of a victim.
KU officials said two male students reported they were robbed after they were approached by two men, both of whom were armed with a gun, behind Snow Hall at 1:45 a.m. Thursday.
Capt. Schuyler Bailey, a KU Public Safety spokesman, said Monday a third person was in the suspects’ vehicle. But officers don’t believe he was involved with the robbery, and he was not arrested.
Rebecca Steed, a Fort Leavenworth spokeswoman, said Monday that Huggins and the third person were soldiers stationed at the U.S. Army post. Jail records listed a Fort Leavenworth address for Gerald, who remains in custody on $75,000 bond, but Steed said no records indicated he was affiliated with the fort. Prosecutors said they didn’t believe Gerald had any current affiliation with the military.
Huggins and Gerald are next due in court Thursday.