Cornelius Todd Brown

A 29-year-old Milledgeville man is being held in the Baldwin County Law Enforcement Center accused in the attempted break-in Thursday morning of a local apartment.

The suspect was identified as Cornelius Todd Brown Jr., of the 2400 block of Anthony Way, according to an incident report filed by Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joshua Holcomb.

Brown was arrested on charges of felony attempt to commit burglary and misdemeanor obstruction of a law enforcement officer, records show.

Holcomb said he was dispatched to Ivey League Apartments in reference to a man wearing all red clothing lurking around a residence at the apartment complex between 7 and 8 a.m.

The deputy said he had prior knowledge of a previous burglary at the same apartment complex on June 24 where a .45-caliber handgun was stolen.

A man who called the sheriff’s office to report the man in red clothing said he believed the same man had committed the previous burglary at the apartment complex, Holcomb said in his report.

Once the deputy got to the residence, believed at the time to have been broken into, he found “a freshly broken window.”

While waiting for other deputies to join him, Holcomb said he talked with the man who had telephoned the sheriff’s office.

Holcomb said the man told him that the offender had taken off into the wood line just before he arrived.

The man said the suspect was wearing all red clothing, along with a red bandana. The suspect was described as having a slender build and average to above average height.

Holcomb said a K-9 from the Georgia Department of Corrections was called to the scene but later canceled.

The deputy said as more deputies arrived a perimeter of the area was set up. 

Meanwhile, authorities also notified the man who lived at the residence where the crime happened, Holcomb said. The man was told not to come back to his residence until authorities told him that he could.

A short time later, deputies received information from a dispatcher that someone called and said a man matching the description of the suspect had just entered onto Ivey Drive riding a bicycle in a “hurried” manner.

Deputy Lt. Lee Williamson, along with Sgt. Lee Kitchens and Deputies Jerome Roberts and Shawn Isley arrived a few minutes later and made contact with the suspect on the 200 block of Ivey Drive, Holcomb said in his report.

Williamson and Isley gave the suspect verbal commands to get off the bicycle and to get on the ground, but the suspect refused his commands, the reporting deputy said.

The suspect was later taken to the ground by force by Roberts, Holcomb said.

Deputies then placed Brown into custody without any further incident.






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