On 1/28/13 at approximately 7:00P.M., Deputies of the Jackson County Sheriff's Department along with members of the Marianna Police Department responded to the Holly Hills Apartments in the city of Marianna. The deputies and officers responded to the apartments as a result of information from a citizen tip to the Sheriff's Department about a male subject with Felony warrants staying in one of the apartments.
Upon attempting to make contact with the occupants of the apartment, the male subject fled from the back door and officers gave chase on foot. The male subject was chased from the apartment complex and across Hwy 73S into the woods behind a church.
The male subject was able to be taken into custody after being "Tased" and a short struggle with the officers at approximately 7:15 P.M.
The male subject, Michael Jerome Bryant was taken into custody on Felony Warrants for Resisting with Violence, Burglary of Dwelling and Trespassing..
Bryant was also charged with an additional count of Resisting with Violence for his actions during this incident. The State of Alabama also has an active warrant and has placed a hold on Bryant pending the outcome of the local charges.