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Charges added against Gainesville man accused in South Hall armed robbery
Brandon James Allison
Brandon James Allison

More charges were added Wednesday against a Hall County man accused of stealing an elderly woman’s purse at gunpoint Tuesday, authorities said.

Brandon James Allison, 25, was charged by Braselton Police with entering auto, criminal attempt to commit a felony, possession of tools to commit a crime and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office also bought charges of possession of a controlled substance and an additional charge of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Authorities responded after 3 p.m. Tuesday to Thompson Mill Road.

“The armed robbery actually occurred at a private residence that was right there in the immediate vicinity,” of The Oaks of Braselton senior living complex, Sheriff’s Office Deputy Stephen Wilbanks said.

According to authorities, a man was in his car at the senior center when Allison also allegedly entered the car shouting at him.

“(The man) stated that the subject, later identified as Brandon Allison, shouted at him stating, ‘You are going to drive me where I want to go,’” the report stated.

When Allison did not leave, the man “pulled his pistol out and pointed it at Mr. Allison and instructed him to exit the vehicle,” according to the report.

Allison then reportedly headed toward the senior center, when the man warned him “not to enter the facility or he was going to shoot him.”

“(The man) stated at that time Mr. Allison ran through the woods directly across from the facility,” according to the report.

Allison is also accused of stealing a Mercedes-Benz and committing burglaries at multiple residences last week in Gillsville. The vehicle was recovered Monday night in Gwinnett County.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said the armed robbery victim was home by herself and wasn’t injured.

“Deputies quickly established a perimeter and deployed a K9 team,” Deputy Stephen Wilbanks wrote in a news release. “And the suspect was apprehended without incident a short time later.”

Wilbanks said additional charges may be pending. He said Allison also had outstanding arrest warrants in Hall, White and Jackson counties before the incident.

Allison was booked Wednesday in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

Braselton Police also received a report of a car broken into in the nearby area.

The victim told police he noticed “someone had entered his truck and attempted to steal it by using a hammer and a screwdriver on the ignition switch,” according to the report.

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