The Burke County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to a burglary in progress on Neely Circle around 6:20 p.m. The homeowners entered their residence and found a burglar who pointed a gun at them and then ran out the door into the woods. Responding Deputies were able to set up a perimeter and apprehend the suspect, 28-year-old Kenneth Kacy Brown, of Perkins, GA. Brown, according to the Sheriff’s Office, had a handgun, a sub-compact rife, a SKS sporting rifle, and an AR-15, and drugs, which are pending tests. The Criminal Investigation Division will issues all charges once the investigation is complete.
During the incident of pursuing Brown through the woods, Deputy Brittany Nelson sustained injuries including a possible dislocated knee and broken wrist. Burke County EMA transported Deputy Nelson to Augusta University Medical Center where they have advised she will most likely need surgery on her wrist.
Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard said chasing an armed suspect into the woods is extremely dangerous, but deputies along with deputies all across America do whatever it takes within the law to serve and protect. The office wants the public to keep Deputy Nelson in their thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Brown was taken into custody by Deputies from the Road Patrol and Special Operations Division. Brown is in the Burke County Detention Center with multiple felony charges pending. He also had outstanding warrants at the time of arrest.