An Alpharetta man faces not only burglary charges, but also a citation for fleeing and attempting to elude after Milton police say he tried to escape a traffic stop. And his passenger was cited on drug charges.
The Milton officer was heading to a Mountain Road address on April 30 to help Alpharetta's Criminal Investigation Division with a search warrant and an arrest warrant on several burglary counts. The suspect wasn't at that address, but the officer saw a car matching the description of the suspect driving west on Mountain Road at 6:21 p.m. He chased after the suspect, who appeared to accelerate after the officer turned on his emergency lights and siren. The officer caught up with the suspect at the intersection of Mountain Road and Birmingham Highway when the suspect stopped at the stop sign, apparently unsure which direction he wanted to drive.
Officers found empty syringes, Viagra, and codeine phosphate, a Schedule III drug, in the passenger's purse.
Michael R. Pugh, 45, of Alpharetta, was cited for fleeing and attempting to elude. He is in Fulton County Jail on that charge, six counts of burglary, and one each of criminal damage to property-second degree, criminal trespass and possession of a tool used in the commission of a crime.
Brittanee L. Hammond, 22, of Buford, was cited for possession of a Schedule III Drug, a felony, and drugs to be kept in the original container. She was released on $6,000 bond on May 1.
Cherokee Man Allegedly Confesses to Unreported Crime
A Cherokee County man allegedly confessed on May 1 to using a forged prescription to order 65 Percocet pills that he did not pick up from the pharmacist at Target in Milton.
An investigator from Forsyth County contacted Milton police about a forgery that had taken place within Milton city limits. The suspect apparently had been arrested on similar charges in Milton earlier this year, and will be arrested in Forsyth County, that investigator said.
The suspect came to Milton police headquarters and confessed on video that he had forged a prescription. As of today, charges had yet to be filed in Milton.
Bullet Through Ceiling Scares Mother, Young Sons
A Deer Run Circle mother and her two sons, ages 6 and 2, were in their apartment when a bullet came through their living room ceiling. They heard the noise, but no one was injured.
Milton police responding to the call met with the occupant of the apartment directly above the victim's. The occupant said he bought a Glock handgun earlier in the day for self defense. As he familiarized himself with the handgun, he put an ammunition magazine into it and a shot was accidentally fired.
The suspect said he watched all of his neighbors outside of their apartments, and saw no one who was injured.
The investigation officer is checking with a magistrate judge before filing any charges.
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