One Man Threatens Another With Sawed-Off Shotgun

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A disagreement between two men, one who had a sawed-off shotgun, resulted in the arrest of one of the individuals involved on May 24.

Charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon with the intent to go armed and possession of a prohibited weapon is Brandon Michael Brown of 240 Blue Hill Rd., Woodbury.

Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Brandon Gullett was dispatched to 5192 Sycamore Creek Road on May 24 following a report of an argument between two males, one of whom had a shotgun.

Deputy Gullett along with Sheriff Darrell Young, Chief Deputy Bruce Kirby and Deputy Mike Smith all responded to the scene. While en route Cannon County Dispatch advised the male subject with the gun had left the scene in a silver car.

Dispatch next advised the man with the gun had come back to the front of the residence, was sitting in his vehicle, but he then left again and was headed toward Gassaway.

When Deputy Gullett arrived at the scene he was met by several people standing on a bridge in front of the residence at 5192 Sycamore Creek Rd. While he was talking to the people Deputy Gullett was advised the silver vehicle was coming back down the road.

As the car stopped in front of the residence, Deputy Gullett drew his service weapon and ordered the white male driver, Brandon Brown, out of the vehicle and onto the ground. Brown compiled and exited the vehicle with his hands in the air and got down on the ground. Deputy Gullett with the assistance of Deputy Smith placed Brown in the rear of his patrol unit.

Deputy Gullett then walked to the Chevy Malibu that Brown was driving and observed a box of shotgun shells lying on the passenger seat. He and Deputy Smith conducted a search of the vehicle but did not find a shotgun.

Brown told Deputy Gullett he had dropped the shotgun on the side of the road between two trailers about a mile from the location. Deputy Chief Kirby and Deputy Smith went to look for the weapon. Several small children live in the area. Brown said he would show Deputy Gullett the location and also told him that the weapon was stolen and illegal because it is a sawed-off shotgun.

The weapon was recovered and photographed at the location it was found.

Deputy Gullett then went to back to 5192 Sycamore Creek Road and spoke with the resident, Jimmy Lewter. Lewter stated that Brown showed up at the residence across the street from him and then came into his driveway on foot and started an argument with him.

 Lewter said Brown had a shotgun in his hand pointed at him and shucked the chamber in his direction as if he were loading the gun. Lewter said he contacted the sheriff’s department and then Brown ran down the street and then drove up in a silver Chevy Malibu, then drove off.

Brown was taken to the Cannon County Jail following his arrest. Three individuals who were in the car with Brown when he first arrived at the residence were also taken to the jail and interview, but not charged.

Brown was interviewed by Investigator Anthony Young and stated his argument with Lewter was over horses and $170.

Bond for Brown was set at $15,000. His initial court date is July 12.

Brown was charged with aggravated assault on May 2 following an incident at his residence, but the charge was dismissed when the state declined prosecution.
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