Texas A&M Police have identified the person who died from a fall Saturday morning outside the physics building as a Texas A&M employee. Bryan Jones of Bryan was a senior systems administrator in the department of physics and astronomy. A news release from U-P-D says no additional details will be released until they have completed their investigation. It’s believed Jones fell from a sixth floor balcony, landing between the building and University Drive.
The Department of Public Safety reports one of the state’s ten most wanted has been arrested in Bryan. 52-year-old Sammy Nickerson had been on the most wanted sex offender list for just hours when a tip led to his location. Nickerson, who has been convicted for aggravated rape of a 14-year-old girl, had been sought since last year on arrest warrants from Hearne police and from the state for a parole violation.
And, the Aggieland Humane Society has issued a rabies advisory. Executive Director Kathy Bice says two rabies positive skunks have been found northeast of Bryan, in the area of Tabor Road and Dilly Shaw Tap. Bice says two dogs killed a rabid skunk in their own fenced yard, and two more dogs were approached by a skunk during daylight hours. Dead bats are also a concern. Bice says call local animal control or law enforcement for safe disposal. Bice also says for those who are bit to get as much information about the animal, including cell phone pictures if possible. Bice says vaccinations are required by law for all dogs, cats, and ferrets in BrazosCounty.