Two charged with eluding police after traffic stop
by Madasyn Czebiniak
mczebiniak@annistonstar.com
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Marcus Alexander Brown
Marcus Alexander Brown
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Anthoney Michael Brown
Anthoney Michael Brown
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Police say a man arrested on two separate felony charges Thursday broke into a house as he was fleeing from officers, startling its occupants.

Marcus Alexander Brown, 26, was charged with third-degree burglary, possession of marijuana, and attempting to elude police officers, according to police reports.

According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, the incident began on the corner of West 23rd Street and McCoy Avenue around 2:15 p.m. An officer noticed that Brown, who was a sitting in the front passenger seat of a red pickup truck, was not wearing his seat belt, the captain said.

George said when the officer tried to pull the truck over, the driver, Anthoney Michael Brown, 23, continued to drive.

According to the captain, when the truck reached the corner of West 17th Street and McDaniel Avenue, Marcus Brown got out and ran into a home on the 1700 block of McDaniel Avenue. George said he did not know if the two Browns are related.

George said the owner of the home, 29, her boyfriend, 41, and her 6-year-old daughter were home when Brown ran into the house. The homeowner told police that Brown threw a glass jar containing marijuana behind her couch, and threw his coat on the floor.

According to George, police were able to talk Brown out of the home, and he was arrested on two felony charges. No one was injured in the burglary, George said.

Anthoney Brown was also charged with attempting to elude a police officer, a misdemeanor, after an officer stopped him at the corner of West 15th Street and Cobb Avenue.

Marcus Brown was in the Calhoun County Jail on Friday, according to a jail worker. No court date or bond had been set as of Friday afternoon.

Anthoney Brown was released on a $500 bond from the Anniston City Jail Thursday, according to a jail worker. He is set to appear in court on Feb. 19.

Staff writer Madasyn Czebiniak: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @MCzebiniak_Star.

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