Atmore man arrested, charged with burglary

Published 8:29 pm Tuesday, January 1, 2013

An Atmore man was taken into custody by Atmore police officers last week for allegedly burglarizing a home on Pine Street.

Police arrested 19-year-old Brandon Martin Wednesday, Dec. 19 initially for providing false information to an officer, but later tacked on a burglary in the third degree charge after further investigating.

Scott Walden, an agent with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, said Martin apparently fled into a wooded area off Medical Park Drive after burglarizing the home around 2 p.m., carrying with him an Xbox game console and an iPad. Walden said APD Sergeant Ray Rolin noticed Martin in the woods and stopped to investigate. Martin then fled the scene on foot and attempted to flag down a passing motorist. That motorist turned out to be Public Safety Director Glenn Carlee.

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Martin was taken into custody when he provided officer Sean Golden a false address on Pine Street, but Walden said he was connected with the crime when Atmore Police Chief Jason Dean investigated the wooded area and recovered the missing merchandise.

Martin was transported to the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton.