Silver Point Man wanted for aggravated assault leads city and county officers on pursuit into Warren County

April 1, 2024
By: Dwayne Page

A Silver Point man wanted for aggravated assault after allegedly pulling a gun on his wife led Smithville Police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department officers on a pursuit into Warren County Saturday, March 30 before being stopped and taken into custody.

41-year-old Anthony James Brandolino of Blackberry Hill Road, Silver Point is charged by the sheriff’s department with aggravated assault and by the Smithville Police Department with evading arrest. His bond is $25,000 and he will make a court appearance April 18.

Sheriff Patrick Ray said that “on Saturday, March 30 deputies got a call to go to Blackberry Hill Road due to a man pulling a gun on a woman. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the woman who said that her husband, Brandolino had drawn a handgun causing her to fear serious bodily injury. He then fled the scene before law enforcement arrived. Brandolino was thought to be having a mental episode. Deputies searched the area but could not find him. The woman was removed from the home for her safety. When the deputies came back to the jail to take a warrant, city police spotted the vehicle and got into a pursuit joined by Sheriff’s Department deputies. The pursuit continued to McMinnville on Harrison Ferry Mountain where Warren County officers got Branolino’s vehicle stopped by putting down spike strips. There was a short standoff but Brandolino was taken into custody without incident,” said Sheriff Ray.

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