A man already accused of killing a student from Texas Women’s University in a horrific manner could be guilty of child pornography as well. He has been charged with possession of child pornography.
Charles Dean Bryant, 31, was previously charged in December for the grisly killing of 24-year old Texas Woman’s University student Jacqueline Vandagriff, whose body was found dismembered in a plastic kiddie pool in September last year in Grapevine Acorn Woods Park. He was later indicted by a grand jury last year for Vandagriff’s murder.
Bryant was newly indicted on August 24 on the felony charge. The indictment alleges he kept obscene photos and videos of children engaging in sexual conduct.
Police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said at the time that while probing the murder of the TWU student, the police examined Bryant’s phone and stumbled “on images suspected to be child pornography.”
The FBI during the probe also found 133 items in Bryant’s home including knives, guns, possible bone fragments in a fire pit, ammunition, soil and blood samples and a "hack saw with metal yellow blade - and potential hair on blade".
The police also discovered a black TWU satchel bag at Bryant’s home in Haslet that could belong to the victim. Security footage from the Shots and Crafts bar in Denton where Vandagriff and Bryant were last seen together On September 13 shows the college student with the black university satchel bag.
Bryant was also arrested twice barely a week before Vandagriff was murdered. An ex-girlfriend filed a protective order against him, which he tried to violate by attempting to visit her.
Court records say Bryant is currently detained at the Tarrant County Jail, with bail set at $1,075,000. He is scheduled for trial on December 4th.