Home invasion shooting suspect must pay part of bond in cash

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) – The man arrested for busting into a West Mobile home and shooting a mother will have to pay part of his bond in cash before he can get out of jail.

Brandon Williams is charged with two counts of burglary and one count of assault for the incident that happened Sunday afternoon on Lakeview Drive off Cody Road. Thursday morning, a judge set bond at $50,000 for each charge. The judge ordered $5,000 for each charge must be paid in cash.

The judge asked Williams’ mom if the suspect would be hiring an attorney and posting bond. Williams’ mother told the judge that was unlikely.

If Williams does pay the cash component of his bond, he still won’t be able to get out of jail immediately. The judge added the condition that Williams wear an ankle monitor, and there will have to be another court hearing to set the limits for that monitor. 

On Sunday, August 26, Mobile Police say Williams and another man tried to break into the home in the middle of the afternoon. A 15-year old was home alone at the time. She said she heard someone banging on the back door of the home and she knew something wasn’t right.

“The power went out because they ripped the power off the wall. She heard people in the house, she called 911. My wife called the police on her way home from Walmart, which is probably only 30 seconds away. She called her parents who live next door. When my wife pulled up, she caught these two young men in the act, and told them they need to leave, the police were coming. And they jumped in the car, one of them stuck his hand out and shot her,” said Mark Wyatt, the homeowner. 

MaryAnn Wyatt was shot in the leg. She had surgery on Monday morning and is expected to recover. The couple’s daughter was not injured.

Wyatt says the door was dead bolted when the suspects kicked in the door. His home does not currently have security cameras. He tells us he plans to increase security around their home. 

Mobile Police are still searching for the second suspect in the case.

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