invisible hit counter
Intruders convicted in robbery case
The second of two Brunswick men involved in a home invasion and shooting in December pleaded guilty in Glynn County Superior Court Wednesday and was sentenced to prison.

James Bryson, 20, of Brunswick pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with intent to rob, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated battery and possession of cocaine for his role in the Dec. 22, 2011, shooting of Marcus Burton at his home in Glynn Marsh Court.

Brunswick Judicial Circuit Judge Stephen Scarlett sentenced Bryson to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of probation.

Bryson's partner in the crime, Octavious Johnson, pleaded guilty in the case Friday. He was convicted of aggravated assault with intent to rob, criminal attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated battery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney Jackie Johnson.

Octavious Johnson was sentenced to 20 years in prison, followed by 10 years on probation.

Police said in 2011 Burton saw a person with a gun after hearing a knock on the front door and immediately called 911 emergency dispatchers. A second intruder broke the rear sliding glass door of the residence, entered the house and demanded money.

Police said Burton's wife and their five children were home at the time.

The intruders shot Burton in his right arm and leg with an AK-47 assault rifle and fled on foot. Burton was treated for his injuries at the Brunswick hospital at Southeast Georgia Health System and survived.

Octavious Johnson was arrested by Glynn County police the day of the crime, and Bryson was arrested the next day.



View Full Site