A man wanted by Thomaston Police on harassment and stalking charges was arrested for DUI by Upson County. He now faces charges from both departments.
According to a report by Thomaston Police Officer Johnny Middlebrooks, he, along with Officers Poore and Gilbert, responded to a call at Chill’s about 11:50 on Nov. 30. There they met a female who showed them a Good Behavior Bond issued by the Upson County Magistrate Court on Oct. 3 and served on her ex-boyfriend, identified as Bryan Thomas Vincent, 33, on Nov. 8. The victim said she was in Chill’s when Vincent walked in, saw her and walked out. A short time later she started receiving harassing phone calls from him. The calls were continuing as she talked to the officers, and each of them answered some of the calls and told Vincent not to call again. The calls continued, with a total of 15 calls coming in.
The three officers, along with Sgt. Neill Sanders of the Upson County Sheriff’s Office, went to Vincent’s house and found his truck, a gray 2003 Toyota Tundra, outside, but no one at home. Officer Middlebrooks called Vincent, but the suspect cursed him and would not tell Middlebrooks where he was.
The victim called the officers and told them her vehicle had been damaged. When they went back to the scene, they found that one of her tires had been slashed. The officers put out a look out on Vincent and continued their search.
The incident continued in a report by Sgt. Sanders. He reported that he was patrolling southbound on Highway 19 North near Garner Street about 1:47 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he saw a gray 2003 Toyota Tundra make a wide turn from Hwy. 19 North onto Garner Street. Sanders stated he recognized Vincent as the driver and knew where he lived from having been at his residence an hour earlier with the Thomaston officers attempting to find him. He stopped Vincent on Garner Street. His report stated that there was an odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle and Vincent had bloodshot and glassy eyes, slurred speech, and was unsteady on his feet. He administered a field test and placed Vincent under arrest for DUI as the Thomaston officers arrived on the scene.
Vincent was transported to the Upson County Jail, where he refused to take a breath test. He was arrested and charged by Upson County with DUI, and by Thomaston Police with making Harassing Phone Calls and Aggravated Stalking.