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Thomasville Assault Suspect Hides in Port-A-Potty

Posted: 11:05 AM, Mar 18, 2015
Updated: 2015-03-18 07:38:58-04
Adrian Brinson

THOMASVILLE, GA (WTXL) - A man was arrested on several charges Tuesday morning, after deputies say he led them on a chase that involved hiding in a Port-A-Potty.

According to the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, around 8:30am, deputies were called to the Chicken Delite on West Jackson Street, where a woman said a man had pointed a handgun at her, after she said he stole money from her and was sending her threatening text messages.

The woman, Terrie Mitchell, said Adrian Brinson had pulled the gun, pointed it at her car, and cocked it as she said she was trying to call 911. Deputies said when she started talking to dispatch, Brinson ran off. After driving around, Mitchell then told deputies that someone had told her Brinson was on Bartow Street.

Deputies said they went to the street, where they said a witness told them that he saw a black male run out of a Port-A-Potty. Deputies searched the Port-A-Potty, where they said there was a tote bag filled with clothes inside.

After deputies say Brinson fled towards Paradise Park, they were able to arrest him and locate his handgun.

The Thomas County Sheriff's Office says Brinson is charged with aggravated assault, obstructing and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.