Judge revokes defendant’s bond in burglary case

Published 6:22 pm Friday, September 29, 2017

A Carter County judge revoked the bond of a man charged with a string of burglaries in Hampton.

Dante Allen Brown, 19, of 103 Dugger St., Hampton, appeared in Carter County General Sessions Court Friday on three counts of burglary and three counts of vandalism. Those charges stem from an investigation by the Carter County Sheriff’s Office into burglaries at three businesses along Highway 321 in Hampton on the night of Sept. 11.

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During the court proceeding on Friday, Assistant District Attorney Ryan Curtis informed the court these charges were placed against Brown while he was out on bond in another burglary case.

According to court records, on August 23 deputies of the CCSO arrested Brown and charged him with theft over $500 in connection with an investigation into the theft of a motorcycle. The following day, on August 24, deputies charged Brown with burglary and vandalism in connection with an investigation into a break-in at the concession stand at Hampton High School.

Brown appeared in General Sessions Court on Sept. 1 on those charges, and Judge Keith Bowers Jr. appointed the Public Defender’s Office to represent Brown. Following that court appearance, Brown posted bond and was released from jail.

Curtis said within a matter of a few days of his release Brown was arrested in connection with the new burglary case.

Bowers granted the State’s request to revoke the bond which Brown had previously posted due to his new charges.

“You will remain in jail until we get to the bottom of these charges,” Bowers told Brown in court on Friday morning.

During Friday’s proceedings, Assistant Public Defender Steve McEwen informed the court the Public Defender’s Office had a conflict of interest in the case and asked that he be allowed to withdraw as Brown’s attorney.

Bowers granted the request to withdraw and appointed attorney Ryann Jeffers to represent Brown.

Brown is scheduled to return to General Sessions Court on Oct. 6, which is the date his other cases had been previously set for.