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Good Samaritan Tries to Stop Wife Beater in Augusta; Instead, the Couple Beats & Robs Him!


A good Samaritan spotted Brandon Bryan dragging his wife Brittany by her hair early Sunday, and he tried to stop the abuser.

Instead, both Brandon Bryan and Brittany turned on the man, beating him up taking his phone and wallet, according to a sheriff’s report released Tuesday.

The outrageous assault occurred just after midnight on Sunday, near the Captain D’s restaurant on Washington Road in Augusta. The 49-year-old victim said he saw a man dragging a woman in the middle of the street, so he tried to help her.

But the couple reacted by jumping on him. Brittany Bryan allegedly poked the man in his eyes and kicked him a dozen times while Brandon Bryan choked him out, the report says. Then, the couple took the man’s iPhone 11 and wallet, which contained $120 cash and four credit cards.

Responding deputies found Brittany Bryan right away, and they located Brandon Bryan a few hours later while he still had the victim’s credit cards in his sweatshirt.

The report does not mention any serious injuries to the good Samaritan.

Oddly enough, Brittany had called the cops on her husband the day before while she was staying at the Augusta Best Inn on Washington Road. She said her husband was acting strange and approached her from outside her room.

Brittany tried to close the door, but Brandon stopped her. So she ran into the parking lot.

“Brittany Bryan stated Brandon Bryan grabbed her shirt and threw her onto the ground and began choking her and scratching her arms,” a report says. “Brittany Bryan stated her husband took her wallet and ran away from the incident location.”

She suffered a red mark to her throat and cuts on her arms.

By Sunday, both were in jail for robbery by force, and Mr. Bryan was also charged with simple battery – family violence. Both remained in jail on Tuesday night.

A Facebook page for the couple shows them posing with four children. The sheriff’s report lists them both as homeless.

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Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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