Brundidge man charged with 14 felonies
Published 10:39 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2018
A Brundidge man has been arrested and charged with 14 felony counts of unlawfully breaking and entering a motor vehicle in Decatur.
Ramonte Scott, 20, of Brundidge was arrested September 2 by Decatur police shortly after the crimes occurred.
Decatur officers responded to a report that morning that two males were entering vehicles in an apartment complex parking lot and police said two people fled on foot when the cops arrived on the scene.
After a brief chase, Scott was taken into custody in the alley behind the apartments and charged with three counts of breaking and entering a vehicle.
Scott also has three warrants in Troy for parole violations.
After booking Scott into the Morgan County Jail, officers discovered more vehicle break-ins and added 11 more charges against Scott, who has being held without bond on the initial three charges. Bond was set at $2,500 for each of the additional 11 charges, bringing Scott’s total bond to $27,500.
Ulysses Wilkerson, 18, of Decatur was arrested nearly a week later on September 8 after being identified as the other suspect in the crimes. He too was charged with 14 felony counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle. Bond was set at $7,500 for each charge, bringing his total bond to $105,000.
Breaking and entering a motor vehicle is a Class C Felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison.