Milledgeville men have really tough time staying out of prison
Both men have spent the majority of their adult lives in prison, and now they're both back behind bars once again.
Those two men are Demarcus Denard Braddy, 30, and Jaylan Latrell Mason, 22. The pair was locked up on Jan. 20 following a tense car chase through town that culminated atop the Franklin Street railroad tracks, one involving stolen property and a stolen gun. Braddy, the driver, reportedly "almost ran over a state trooper."
Each had been released from prison in 2022 prior to the arrest earlier this month.
Braddy, pictured above at left, now has 14 different mug shots on file since 2010. He is being charged with three counts of felony theft by taking, as well as one count each of aggravated assault upon a peace officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing/attempting to elude, as well as several traffic violations. Braddy was imprisoned between December 2011 t0 March 2015, April 2016 to March 2018 and December 2020 to September 2022, respectively.
Mason, meanwhile, was charged with two counts of felony probation violation, as well as one count each of obstruction of an officer, theft by receiving and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Mason, 22, did his first stint in state prison between September 2019 to July 2021 before turning around that same month and serving a second prison sentence between July 2021 to May 2022.
Not long after he turned 17, Mason was one of several people arrested after a probation search on Pennington Road reportedly turned up powder cocaine, crack cocaine, a stolen handgun and an AK-47 rifle. In April, meanwhile, Mason called 911 and said that someone was shooting at him off of Kings Road. He then asked for a ride, and a deputy dropped him off in the Milledgeville Manor. Mason’s name also was “a person of interest” in a drive-by shooting off of the Vinson Highway, while he’s also was locked up in Wilkinson County for a stint.
Then, when he was 18, Mason was arrested in after reportedly opening fire at a pool party in the Magnolia Park student apartments and running from law enforcement. He was on probation at the time of that arrest. Later that year, he pleaded guilty to three counts of theft by receiving, two counts of obstruction of an officer, two counts of theft by deception, as well as one count each of robbery by sudden snatching, possession of cocaine, possession of a handgun by person under the age of 18 and reckless conduct.
The latest arrests for Braddy and Mason came following a high-speed chase through town during the middle of the day. A Georgia State Patrol trooper ultimately took Braddy's car out with a PIT maneuver near the West Franklin train tracks by Central City/Bonner Park. Braddy then reportedly exited the vehicle and took off running along the train tracks before ultimately being apprehended.
Mason, meanwhile, also is accused of leading deputies on another car chase the previous day, one in which he managed to elude law enforcement.