Friendswood burglary suspect faces child pornography charge
A man already suspected of burglary in Friendswood has now been accused of storing child pornography on a stolen iPhone.
Thomas Brantley Collins, 21, of Alvin, is charged with two counts of burglary to a motor vehicle and one count of possession of child pornography.
Police say that on the night of Feb. 1 and early morning of Feb. 2, Collins and an accomplice burglarized several cars in the Forest of Friendswood Subdivision. Items reported stolen included an iPhone, cash, credit cards, and textbooks.
Police say the suspects then used the stolen credit cards to make a purchase at a local department store, where their car was captured by a surveillance camera.
After allegedly seeing the license plate of Collins' pickup truck on the surveillance video, police secured a warrant for his arrest on burglary charges.
A tipster called Monday to tell Alvin police that Collins was "visiting his valentine" at Alvin High School, according to a Friendswood Police Department press release. Collins was later booked into the Friendswood jail on the burglary warrant.
Police say the they found child pornography on the stolen iPhone. They say Collins modified the iPhone for his personal use. Collins was then charged with the additional child-pornography count.
Police say warrants will soon be issued for Collins' suspected accomplice.
Collins is being held on $250,000 bond for the child pornography charge and $3,000 for the burglary charge. Police say he will be transferred to the Galveston County Jail.
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