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Police: Robber turns himself in

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Brazil City Police Chief Terry Harrison released information Tuesday about the arrest of a Brazil juvenile for his alleged involvement in an armed robbery at Taco Bell during the weekend.

Brandon Pierce, 17, was taken into custody and booked into the Clay County Justice Center on a preliminary class B felony charge of armed robbery, a class B felony charge of theft and a class A misdemeanor charge of criminal trespass.

"He heard we were looking for him, so he turned himself in this afternoon," Harrison said about the ongoing investigation into the incident that took place shortly before midnight Saturday.

Harrison and Det. Todd Stemm are currently investigating the case.

According to Harrison, Pierce, who allegedly displayed a handgun, confronted an employee outside the building, located at 2170 East National Ave., forcing them back inside.

No one was injured during the robbery, but officials confirmed Pierce fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash. The cash has not been recovered as of this time.

Patrolman Jeremy Mace responded to the robbery report within a minute of the alarm, which Harrison said was crucial to the investigation.

"Mace saw a vehicle leaving the scene at a high rate of speed, which was a really good observation on his part," Harrison said. "The information Mace obtained from the traffic stop helped the investigation."

Due to the severity of the case, Harrison said he was able to release information about Pierce because he was charged as an adult during a direct filing process with a probable cause report with the Clay County Circuit Court.

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well thats not the whole story

the person who he made go inside with him is my wife and there were 2 people NOT 1 the poliece did recover the money and they did impound a white truck of some sorts (chevy s 10 ) since this happened my wife is a mentel shock she has trouble eating being in small places and is now sceared of the dark and also crys for no reason but mind you this is a 27 year old good mother of 2 and a great wife so why is only 1 name being relaesed and she also told poliece that it was not a young person eather (is he takeing the rap for someone ? )

so what will be done about this ? my wife was an outgoing person till all this happened now she wont even go outside without me but does it matter to anybodie eles im here watching it every day she even quit nursing school because of it this has her mind messed up oh and please dont forget the other (2)young girls that were there at the time this happened

thankyou.

-- Posted by millwright1775 on Wed, May 21, 2008, at 10:13 PM

I will pray for your family. Please go talk to the victim's advocate at the courthouse. Maybe they can get her some help!

I am truly sorry this has happened!

-- Posted by madmom61 on Thu, May 22, 2008, at 2:24 PM

My prayers to the victims, and I will also pray for the family of this young man involved.

If you read these comment sections enough, you will see there are people in this community who do not understand if a single person makes a bad decision, it's not the other family members fault.

There is a lot happening in the underbelly of this so called "sleepy" community that most people are, either by choice or they just don't care, unaware of.

One thing that people need to remember and pay attention to in these stories..."currently investigating" means the police are still looking for other things about the case. It could be they are still looking for someone.

KUDOS to all of our local law enforcement officers, whether in the small towns or Brazil or those that travel the roads of our count, they are doing a great job. I find it amazing that we have stories like this in our paper, but you really don't see much like this in the Trib.

As to the staff of this paper: I really appreciate all the hard news stories about the "seedy" element in this town, stories about our politicians and political business and the strange wonders, stories that are good and bad, of our educational system.

I, for one, find it refreshing that we have a newspaper that will print these stories on a consistent basis. The paper has been and continues to change, and I think its for the better! Great Job!

-- Posted by Cy on Thu, May 22, 2008, at 4:04 PM

So many things going thru my mind now.But,I would like to adress millwright1775,s comment.My prayers are with your wife that she may find peace in her heart that all people are'nt terrible people.And I pray God will heal her heart swiftly.I would like for her to know that I would lay my life on the line to say that this person,(remember, this is still under investigation)would never harm anyone...And my questions also are why is there only one persons name mentioned,when there are more involved??

-- Posted by always love your children on Sat, May 24, 2008, at 11:29 PM

So many things going thru my mind now.But,I would like to adress millwright1775,s comment.My prayers are with your wife that she may find peace in her heart that all people are'nt terrible people.And I pray God will heal her heart swiftly.I would like for her to know that I would lay my life on the line to say that this person,(remember, this is still under investigation)would never harm anyone...And my questions also are why is there only one persons name mentioned,when there are more involved??

-- Posted by always love your children on Sat, May 24, 2008, at 11:34 PM

One more thing I'd like to say is that if a survey of what they thought about this person being accused,(rember"still under investigation")thought of this person, because most all(unfortunatly not millwrights wife)of them that work the Bell know him as a good person that they all like alot!!!

-- Posted by always love your children on Sat, May 24, 2008, at 11:45 PM

I would like to make a comment to the person or persons who are using Brandons name on this space.For 1 this is not Brandon writing this stuff, he is sitting behind bars while the other people are free.He does not have internet use. I WILL be contacting the Brazil Times about the using of his name & will find out who you are..You are slandering him & are making a mockery of this whole situation.Brandon Pierce is not ROCKING right now..You used comments that only the law new.Wasn't very wise on your part.Are you the robber???? Stay off this comment page unless you have something positive to say,don't waste space on here making stupied comments.

-- Posted by always love your children on Sun, May 25, 2008, at 2:32 PM

Huh?

Anyway. Good work to the guys. I also respect the kid for turning himself in. It's always better to admit a mistake and work through the consequences.

-- Posted by Inquizitor on Tue, May 27, 2008, at 12:26 AM

Yeah,It takes a stronger man(still a boy)to admit to his mistakes & not tell lies like the other boys did & are doing by not cooperating with the law inforcement. I guess all his decisions are going to make him wiser & a better person when this is all over with. Unfortunatly peer pressure with our youth can be very distructive, not only the youth but,their family members.Thanks for positve comments,The family needs them to help ease all the heartache felt for EVERYONE involved!!!

-- Posted by always love your children on Tue, May 27, 2008, at 11:14 PM


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