Reported disturbance leads to burglary arrest


A reported disturbance at a house on Howard Drive Saturday resulted in the arrest of a man who had allegedly broken into the residence and smashed a flat screen television.

Johnathon Brown, 24, reportedly was angry because his mother had told him he was not welcome there anymore, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Monday for Brown.

Detective Marsha Oliver reported that Brown used an ash tray to smash the television and made threats to occupants of the house.

Kizer said Brown is currently on probation on charges of attempted theft of property and possession of a defaced firearm, and has charges of residential burglary pending in circuit court.

Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $25,000 cash only bond for Brown after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary and criminal mischief.

Brown told the judge he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court May 14 at 9 a.m.