A LaFayette man suspected of multiple thefts in Whitfield County has been arrested after eluding authorities for several days.
Danny Wayne Bramlett, 47, of 99 First Ave., is charged with four counts of theft of motor vehicles, two counts of burglary, obstruction of an officer, theft by taking, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and several traffic charges. He is also wanted in Catoosa, Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Walker counties for various crimes, according to a press release from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the press release:
On Tuesday at about 1 p.m., a Dalton man returning to his home noticed a white Honda parked next to his residence. As the man approached his home, he saw a white male walking across his yard carrying two of his rifles. The man ran, got into a Honda and fled. A short time later, a deputy with the sheriff’s office saw the Honda and tried to stop it.
The driver sped and attempted to elude officers. The Honda pulled behind a building on Old Grade Road where both occupants got out and ran. A female was captured and the firearms were recovered in the vehicle. The driver, Bramlett, eluded officers. The woman, Cynthia Hawkins, 45, was arrested and is being held at the Whitfield County jail.
On Wednesday at about 1:25 p.m., the Murray County Sheriff’s Office notified the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office that they had a patrol unit following a 1993 GMC truck that had been reported stolen to the Dalton Police Department. Whitfield and Murray County Sheriff’s Office patrol units tried to stop the vehicle on Keith Mill Road. The suspect in the truck attempted to elude officers by speeding. The suspect turned onto Bramblett Road, driving through yards in an attempt to elude officers. He drove into the yard of one home and hit a birdbath and tree.
The suspect, Bramlett, then exited the vehicle and ran. When he was caught, he attempted to fight with the Whitfield and Murray officers. He was restrained and taken into custody. The truck was recovered.
Bramlett remained in the Whitfield County jail Thursday evening.
Dalton Daily Citizen