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Sylacauga Police Department makes four arrests in recent assault case

TALLADEGA COUNTY, Ala. – The Sylacauga Police Department has made four arrests in connection with a recent assault on a Sylacauga High School student, 17-year-old Brian Ogle.

In a press release Tuesday evening, SPD explained the charges in detail.

Quartez Lamar Walker (20), Bobby Ronchea Brown (19), Landah Grant Ealy Jr. (18), and Davion Shameraya Nix (20), all black males, were all arrested on assault charges. Walker was arrested on a first degree assault charge (Class B felony) with a $20,000 bond and can face two to twenty years in prison once convicted. Brown, Ealy, and Nix were arrested on second degree assault charges (Class C felony) and each have a $15,000 bond and face one to ten years in prison once convicted.

Charges were mandated by the district attorney’s office and Talladega District Court Judge Jeb Fannin set bonds.

SPD Chief Kelley Johnson told officers of the Sylacauga Police Department made all four arrests. Brown and Walker were arrested at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ealy was arrested on the campus of Auburn University at Montgomery, and Nix was arrested in Sylacauga. All are former Sylacauga High School students.

“Our department would like to thank all of those that cooperated in this investigation as witnesses,” said Johnson. “SPD would also like to thank the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Division for their help in locating and apprehending the two suspects in their county.”

Johnson said he believes all suspects have been detained at this time and hopes to have the case resolved soon.

Some of the suspects had initial hearings today. Those that did not will have hearings within the next 48 hours if they do not make bond.

“I commend Chief Johnson and the Sylacauga Police Department on their thoroughness of the investigation,” Sylacauga City Schools Superintendent Dr. Todd Freeman told “Sylacauga City Schools appreciates the strong relationship with our police department and their commitment to maintaining a safe city for all us.”

Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call the Sylacauga Police Department at (256) 401-2450.

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Michael Brannon is a former news and sports anchor from Mobile, Ala. and serves as RadioAlabama's Executive Vice President, Managing Editor & Director of Digital Projects & Strategy.

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