James Bryson

Bryson, James Andreas

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:


Aggravated Assault


Officer’s Narrative:
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[NARRATIVE #1 on August 21, 2022]

On the above date and time I Ofc. A. White wearing a full BPD uniform, and driving a marked patrol SUV responded to [600 BLOCK] Wolfe St in reference to a suspicious 911 call. I was advised prior to arrival that the caller was whispering to send the police, I was then advised yelling could be heard. I then arrived in the 600 Block of Wolfe St and began walking towards [600 BLOCK] where I noticed the front door was open. I was then flagged down by several people at [600 BLOCK] Wolfe St, where I made contact with the caller later identified as [WITNESS #1]. [WITNESS #1] told me her son, James Bryson was inside the residence and that he has a weapon with him she thinks is a gun.

At that point I went to the front door of the residence, but did not hear anything inside. Ofc. Giesbers then arrived on scene and we cleared the residence, where we did not locate Bryson. I then looked out the back door and saw a part of the back fence had been pushed down, suspecting Bryson ran out the back door. I then advised other officers responding to search the area for Bryson, and was able to get a description of him from [WITNESS #1]. I then began to speak with [WITNESS #1] who told me her boyfriend later identified as [VICTIM #1] had ran off on foot after the incident, and she didn’t know where he was. [WITNESS #1] said [VICTIM #1] had been struck in the head by Bryson with the gun. [WITNESS #1] was able to call [VICTIM #1] where he told her he was near the “bridge”, (Sidney Lanier Bridge) and the neighbor from [600 BLOCK] Wolfe offered to go pick him up.

I then spoke to [WITNESS #1] who explained what occurred. [WITNESS #1] said a little earlier she went to Jacksonville to pick up [VICTIM #1] then returned to Brunswick. [WITNESS #1] said when she returned her son, Bryson called and asked if she could pick him up from a near by store, [WITNESS #1] told him no. [WITNESS #1] then said Bryson was eventually dropped off at the house where he then began to argue over [WITNESS #1] not picking him up. [WITNESS #1] said Bryson had grabbed something and was holding it behind his back. [WITNESS #1] said as Bryson was yelling at her, she walked into her bedroom where [VICTIM #1] was sitting on the bed eating, to show [VICTIM #1] what was going on. [WITNESS #1] said Bryson then pulled out the object behind him and it was a gun that he then pointed at [VICTIM #1] who was still sitting on the bed. As Bryson was pointing the gun at [VICTIM #1], [WITNESS #1] told Bryson to calm down where he then pointed the gun at [WITNESS #1].

[WITNESS #1] then said Bryson turned the gun back to [VICTIM #1] where he then hit him in the head with the gun, and that [VICTIM #1] then grabbed Bryson where they began to tussle with the gun still in Brysons hand. [WITNESS #1] told me as [VICTIM #1] and Bryson were tussling the bed room door was closed and she couldn’t get out to call for help. She said Bryson then just left the room and went into the kitchen. [WITNESS #1] said [VICTIM #1] then ran out of the room, then out of the house into the street. [WITNESS #1] was then able to get across the street where she called 911. I did observed a large hole in the wall while inside the house, and [WITNESS #1] told me Bryson punched it causing the hole sometime during the incident.

While I was speaking to [WITNESS #1], Bryson called and I spoke to him via cell phone. I asked Bryson to return to the scene, but he didn’t want to, saying we were just going to shoot him or take him to jail. Bryson also mentioned he was currently on parole, [WITNESS #1] also mentioned Bryson was on parole.

After speaking to [WITNESS #1], [VICTIM #1] returned to the scene. I observed his head for injuries where I saw a welt near the top of his head. I then spoke to [VICTIM #1] where his explanation of the incident was the identical to Parkers. [VICTIM #1] did state he thought he was going to be shot. [VICTIM #1] also told me that while Bryson was pointing the gun at him, Bryson said my dad told me to cap you a long time ago.

I was advised that other units in the area were unable to locate Bryson. I then advised [WITNESS #1] and [VICTIM #1] that we were unable to locate Bryson and that if they did not feel safe, they should find another place to stay for the night. At that point I stood by the residence while [WITNESS #1] and [VICTIM #1] secured the doors and gathered clothing and other items from the house. [WITNESS #1] was then issued a case card with case number.

I will have warrants taken out on Bryson for two counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Battery, and one count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony. I did run a CH on Bryson to determine if he was a connvicted felon, the service operator advised he was not a felon.

[End Of Narrative]

[NARRATIVE #1 on September 05, 2022]

On Sept 5th, 2022 at approximately 0110 I PFC. A. White was advised that Mcintosh Deputies had arrested an individual identified as James Bryson who had several warrants through the Brunswick Police Department. At that point I met with Mcintosh Deputies at the county line where I took custody of James Bryson and his property. Bryson was secured in my handcuffs that were checked for tightness and double locked, Bryson was then placed and seatbelted in the rear of my patrol vehicle.

I then transported Bryson in my marked patrol vehicle from the county line to the Glynn County Dentition Center. Upon arrival I read and explained each of his four warrants, two for Aggravated Assault, one for Battery, and one for Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Bryson and his property were then transferred to the CDC booking staff.

A GCIC/NCIC removal will be completed.

[End Of Narrative]