Bogany Gets Two 15 Year Sentences, LIVINGSTON, July 11, 2008 - Gregory Ross Bogany was handed down two 15 year sentences to be served concurrently for aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The punishment was handed down in the court of Judge Robert H. Trapp of the 411th District Court. Bogany's attorney, Julie C. Howell told PolkCountyToday.com with the 15 year sentence "...we've won this case" when considering that the prosecution was seeking 30 years. Bogany was charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault on December 3, 2007 when he kidnapped his then girlfriend, Candis Yevette Robinson as she left work during the night at Brookshire Bros. in Porter. Bogany was recorded on surveilance cameras at the store talking to Robinson. During this time, Bogany was violating a restraining order that had been filed against him by Robinson. Bogany was notifed by telephone by Onalaska Police Chief, Ron Gilbert that the restraining order was in effect. Bogany then left the store and the cameras show him return to the store where he gained access to Robinson's car, and gained access to the trunk where he waited. When Robinson got in her car to leave, Bogany exited the trunk through the back seat and held a gun to Robinson's head and kidnapped her. He then forced Robinson to drive to a relative's house where he held her against her will. Bogany bonded out of jail only to have his bond revoked for felony warrants by Justice of the Peace Precinct 1, Darrell Longino. On December 14, 2007, in a joint operation between Texas Ranger, Ron Duff, and the Polk County Sheriff's Department Special Response Team, Bogany and 4 others were arrested on Donna Drive in the Indian Hills Subdivision of Polk County and held without bond.
Bogany's trial concluded shortly before noon on July 11, 2008. Bogany was escorted to a patrol car by a Sheriff Deputy and driven to jail where his sentence of two 15 year sentences will begin. State Prosecutor Lee Hon was seeking a 30 year sentence. Emotions from friends and family on both sides were visibly noticable as Bogany was escorted away but things remained under control and peaceful.