Man held in student’s death released from jail days before

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Records show the man charged in the death of a North Texas college student whose body was found dismembered and burned was released from jail just days before the two were seen together.

Thirty-year-old Charles Dean Bryant is being held on a $1 million bond on a charge of capital murder in the death of 24-year-old Jacqueline Vandagriff.

Denton County jail records show he was arrested by University of North Texas police on a charge of criminal trespass and released the same day.

A day later he was arrested on a stalking charge and posted bond Sept. 9, four days before he and Vandagriff were at a Denton bar.

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Her body was found a day later in a park.

It was not immediately clear whether Bryant has an attorney.