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Man given 70-year sentence in Christmastime 2016 crime spree
Brandon James Allison
Brandon James Allison

A Hall County man pleaded guilty to a 16-count indictment involving eight different victims in a crime spree around Christmas 2016 that involved armed robbery, burglary and aggravated assault, according to court documents.

Brandon James Allison, 27, was given a 70-year sentence earlier this month, with the first 20 years behind bars.

The rest of the sentence may be served on probation, and he will receive credit for time since Dec. 27, 2016.

Attorney Andy Maddox did not return a request for comment.

All of the offenses happened between Dec. 21-27, according to the indictment.

Allison was accused of entering an elderly woman’s South Hall home and stealing her purse at gunpoint on Dec. 27. The woman was not injured.

Six days prior, he took a Mercedes E350 and committed a pair of burglaries at Gillsville residences. The vehicle was recovered shortly thereafter in Gwinnett County.

According to a Braselton Police report, a man was in his car at The Oaks of Braselton senior center when Allison 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.

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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