Brandon Edwards : “Innocent Man Arrested for Escaping Custody”

By | May 28, 2024



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2. Falsely accused fugitive

Brandon Edwards, who escaped police custody, was re-arrested after leading officers on a chase in Decatur. The Decatur Police Department responded to a reported robbery at a gas station, where Edwards was identified as the suspect. He fled in a black car, committing multiple traffic violations before escaping on foot. Edwards was charged with attempting to flee, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and traffic violations. Further investigation revealed the robbery report was false, leading to additional charges of third-degree escape. Edwards had active warrants with other agencies, and more arrests are expected. He was booked into the Morgan County Jail on a $31,800 bond.

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2. Escaped police custody wrongful accusation

Man Arrested After Escaping Police Custody Leads Officers on Chase in Decatur

A man who escaped police custody has been re-arrested after leading officers on a chase in Decatur. The incident took place on Monday when officers responded to a reported robbery at the SpeedZ gas station located at 1202 West Moulton Street.

Robbery Report and Chase

The Decatur Police Department (DPD) received a report of a robbery where a person claimed to have been robbed by a man with a handgun sitting in a black car next to the gas pumps at the gas station. Upon arriving at the scene, officers located a vehicle matching the description provided. The driver, identified as Brandon Edwards, attempted to flee and elude officers, committing multiple traffic violations in the process. Edwards eventually fled from his vehicle on foot but was apprehended by patrol officers.

Arrest and Charges

Edwards was arrested and charged with attempting to flee and elude, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, and multiple traffic violations. However, after being transported to the Decatur Police Department for further questioning regarding the robbery investigation, Edwards managed to escape custody and left the area.

Re-Arrest and Additional Charges

Officers located Edwards shortly after in the area of Harborview Court NorthEast. A new investigation was opened, revealing that the reported robbery did not occur and was falsely claimed. Edwards was additionally charged with third-degree escape and booked into the Morgan County Jail on a $31,800 bond. DPD confirmed that Edwards had multiple active warrants with different agencies at the time of the chase, which are expected to be executed once the bond is posted on the original charges.

Future Developments

Additional charges are pending, and more arrests are expected in connection to the falsely reported robbery incident. The Decatur Police Department continues to investigate the case, ensuring that all involved parties are held accountable for their actions.

Stay tuned for more updates as the investigation unfolds.