Man faces burglary, domestic charges
A Brewton man was arrested Thursday morning by sheriff's deputies and investigators for burglary and domestic violence charges, following a domestic incident.
According to a prepared statement by Capt. Chuck McMullen, sheriff's dispatchers received a 911 call after 1:30 a.m. The call came from a residence on Preyer Circle located in the Pea Ridge Community. The caller said that Ronnie Knight had broken into the home with a firearm and threatened to shoot each member of the household, including a 70-year-old woman and an 18-month-old child.
McMullen further stated that the caller told the dispatcher that another family member had fought with Knight and during the altercation had taken the gun away from him. Deputy Dale Leggett was the first officer to arrive at the residence, which is where he took Knight into custody.
An SKS assault rifle used by Knight when he broke into the residence was taken by Inv. Hall as evidence.
Knight was charged with one count of first-degree burglary and booked into the Escambia County Detention Center. The Escambia County Domestic Crime Unit will be conducting further investigations into the incident and will present the case to the Escambia County Grand Jury for further charges including domestic violence charges.
Knight's bond was set for $100,000. As of Thursday he was still being held in the Detention Center.
According to McMullen, Knight has had prior misdemeanor arrests in 1996 and 2003 for public intoxication.