The Long County Sheriff’s Office captured burglary suspect Brandon Izzard, 23, on Wednesday. He had been on the loose since being released from Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah four weeks ago.
Izzard was shot in the leg in December by a Ludowici police officer when Izzard reportedly tried to draw the officer’s firearm from its holster as the officer detained him near the scene of a home invasion Izzard may have been involved in.
According to LCSO Chief Investigator Nickey Anderson, the police unit at MHUMC detained Izzard at his medical appointment and held him until Deputy Don Bierly arrived and took him into custody.
Izzard, along with three other men, are suspected of robbing a Long County family at gunpoint during a reported home invasion on Arnold Drive. The other three suspects already have been arrested and are in custody.
Anderson said that Izzard has been charged with five counts of armed robbery, five counts of burglary, one count of obstruction of a law enforcement officer with violence and one count of aggravated assault on a police officer. All are felony charges. Izzard currently is being held at the Brantley County Jail.
Regarding the shooting that took place last Sunday in the Sand Hill community, LCSO Investigator Tom Sollosi said authorities still are looking for Manuel Chihuahua and Juan Hernandez, who may have witnessed the shootings but have not been seen since the incident.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Chihuahua or Hernandez should call the LCSO at 545-2118.