Brandon Breeden

Franklin County deputies located narcotics on a man who was arrested Wednesday on warrants following a brief foot pursuit.

Authorities responded to the 300 block of Cromwell Drive, Villa Ridge, after receiving information that Brandon L. Breeden, 31, Labadie, was at the home, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

As deputies were approaching the residence, they saw Breeden who ran into a wooded area. He was arrested a short time later.

Deputies confiscated a baggie with a white substance from Breeden’s pocket that is suspected to be narcotics. He was arrested on outstanding warrants for third-degree assault and multiple traffic warrants.

The sheriff’s office has applied for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest charges with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office.

2016 Charges

Breeden is scheduled to appear in front of Circuit Judge Craig Hellmann Aug. 14 for 2016 felony charges for allegedly firing a sawed-off shotgun toward motorcyclists from a moving vehicle in St. Clair.

According to St. Clair police, on July 15, 2016, Breeden shot a Winchester shotgun at four people riding on two motorcycles on Kitchell Avenue.

The incident began at Highway 47 and Highway 50 in Union earlier that night when the motorcycles were stopped at a traffic light behind a Buick LeSabre driven by Breeden. The victims said Breeden was yelling at them.

Breeden then drove eastbound on Highway 50 and the motorcycles went south on Highway 47 toward St. Clair.

The victims went into the St. Clair McDonald’s and as they left the business, Breeden drove through the parking lot and yelled at them.

Breeden followed the motorcycles southbound on Highway 47 and then onto North Commercial Avenue. The motorcycles went left onto Kitchell Avenue when Breeden allegedly fired the shotgun from his vehicle toward the motorcycles. The suspect then drove southbound on North Commercial Avenue.

St. Clair police officers met with the victims at Tim’s Service Center at East Springfield Road and Highway 30 when Breeden drove past the officers on Highway 30.

Officers stopped the vehicle and ordered Breeden to get out of the vehicle, when he walked toward the officers with his hands raised.

Breeden then turned and fled on foot. As he ran, Breeden removed from his pockets a bag of suspected marijuana and a used shotgun shell. He was arrested and taken into custody,

The shotgun was located in his vehicle. It had a barrel of less than 18 inches and the stock was cut off, police said.

Breeden told police he fired the shot to scare the victims because he was angry that they were revving their engines behind him at the intersection in Union.