Higgins arrested; mom, nephew charged with assault on officers
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Sep 27, 2012 | 1829 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officers from the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office met resistance when attempting to apprehend a wanted man at a relative’s home.

A deputy spotted Scottie Lee Higgins outside of his mother’s residence Sept. 25 after a monthlong search.

Higgins was wanted for an outstanding charge of theft over $1,000, according to reports provided by Bob Gault, BCSO media and public relations coordinator.

Higgins allegedly is a key player in the thefts of batteries from businesses and heavy duty construction equipment.

Deputies and detectives responded to a call for assistance.

Higgins’ mother, Stormy Lee Merriman, 37, and a juvenile reportedly attempted to prevent the officers from apprehending Higgins. Merriman has two reported charges of assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

The 17-year-old juvenile was reportedly placed in the custody of the juvenile detention on related charges. Higgins was placed in custody.