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Fort Leavenworth soldier released from jail; next court date on KU robbery charge set for Thursday

June 27, 2011

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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.

Comments

Kontum1972 3 years, 6 months ago

how about a one way ticket to afghanistan....as punishment?

Newell_Post 3 years, 6 months ago

LJW:

Just curious. What jobs to these soldiers hold at Ft. Leavenworth? There aren't any combat troops at Ft. Leavenworth these days.

rockchalk77 3 years, 6 months ago

My guess is that they are MPs. I worked there for many years, and the majority of enlisted were MPs or the odd soldier that got assigned to move boxes or equipment until they found some place better for them to be. Even then, most of our equipment movers were Captains. If you threw a rock into a group of soldiers you'd have about a 70% change of hitting a Major.

dubiousfrown 3 years, 6 months ago

Hey consumer, it sounds like you have some experience with that.

MisterBooster 3 years, 6 months ago

Mister Booster thinks this is scary. Sometimes Mister Booster is on campus in the middle of the night.

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