Brundidge case under investigation

Published 4:00 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015



Joey Snell, 28 of Brundidge, was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of marijuana first and discharging a firearm within the city limits.

Snell fired a .357 Ruger revolver in the direction of apartment 24 of the Walding Circle Retirement Center, according to Sgt. Charles Beasley of the Brundidge Police Department. Someone was occupying the apartment at the time.

“Snell took his weapon, a .357 Ruger, and fired several shots in the direction of a victim, but it hit the building,” Beasley said. “Because the shots did not enter the building, we could not charge him with firing into an occupied residence.”

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Beasley also explained that because the victim was uncertain as to whether Snell was firing at him, Snell could not be charged with attempted murder. The victim was running away from Snell and could not be certain if Snell was aiming for him.

Snell was found with 15 bags of marijuana on him at the time.

“He threw them down as we went to question him,” Beasley said.

Brundidge PD responded to the event at approximately 11:22 p.m. Thursday night, and Snell was brought to the Pike County Jail at 4 a.m. Friday morning.

The felony charge, possession of marijuana first, was a $7,500 bond, while the misdemeanor, discharging a firearm within the city limits, was $500 each. Snell made bond and was released from the Pike County Jail at 12:55 p.m. Friday.

Brundidge Police are still investing this case.

“We are trying to see if the weapons was stolen,” Beasley said. “That would make it a felony charge.”