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Mobile Register, Mobile, AL, 4/14/04

Thursday, July 1, 2004

Ronnie Breland and his son, Joshua, drove out to some property the family owned after a neighbor warned them that trespassers had been seen in the area. Breland drove a pickup truck, and his son rode beside him, armed with a 9 mm pistol. Breland discovered two men standing by a truck hidden in some trees. As the Brelands approached the trespassers, one man crawled deeper into the woods as the other raised his arm, holding a gun in his hand. Joshua Breland raised his gun in response. When his father yelled to the interloper, "Hit the ground or you're dead," the younger Breland said the man hit the dirt immediately, and the other man crawled back out of the woods on his belly. "I held them at gunpoint while my dad duct-taped their hands and feet," Joshua said. "Duct tape was all we had." Mobile County Sheriff's Department deputies picked up the two men, charging them with manufacturing methamphetamine and second-degree criminal trespass.
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