On 6/23/14 patrol deputies were dispatched to Pulaski Rd near the Candler County line for a reported bicycle theft. The victim stated that she had seen a black male subject riding the bike in the area. Deputy 1st Class William Sims located the black male, later identified as Anthony Lamar Brown (25 yoa, Wilma Brown Rd, Register Ga), and while speaking with him noticed Brown reaching into his waistband. Brown was detained at gunpoint until other deputies arrived and Brown could be secured in handcuffs. Brown was found to have been reaching for a pistol which he had concealed in his waistband.
Further investigation by BCSO investigators revealed that the pistol had been stolen from a residence in the 7000 block of Pulaski Rd on 6/9/14 in a burglary. The bicycle had been stolen from a residence in the 1700 block of Brook Run Drive on 6/20/14 in a burglary. Brown was found to be a convicted felon who had been convicted in both Jenkins and Burke counties of Entering Auto and Terroristic Threats. He was released from the custody of the Georgia Department of Corrections in March 2014. Brown was also determined to be a member of the Gangster Disciples, a group to which several recent violent episodes over the past several months have been linked.
Brown was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he remains in custody without bond. He is charged with 2 cts of Burglary, 1 ct of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, 1 ct of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, 1 ct of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, 1 ct of Theft by Taking (misd), 1 ct of Obstruction, and 1 ct of Participating in Criminal Gang Activity.