NEWNAN, Ga. - Surveillance video captured Darlene Brogdon confronting two burglary suspects at her family's Newnan business on Welcome Road Sunday. She said it was the sixth time suspect Roger Derek Brown had struck since Thanksgiving Day.
“This guy started stealing stuff from them and we had security cameras and we had seen him on the film many times,” said Darlene Brogdon, who apprehended the suspects.
By last Sunday, the family was fed up. Brogdon’s stepdad decided to spend the night at the business in case the crooks returned.
“Well, he’s elderly and I thought ‘Well, I will get my gun and stay out with you just in case,’” said Brogdon.
Brogdon saw a truck drive up onto the property behind their building Sunday night. She spotted Brown and his alleged accomplice Frederick Robinson inside. Her mom dialed 911 while Brogdon confronted the men, gun in hand, ordering them to stop their vehicle.
“I went running out with my gun. I said ‘Stop!’ to him several times and he put it in reverse, and fired off a shot. So, of course he hit the accelerator and jumped over the bank here and got stuck. I got in front of the truck and pointed the gun at them and told them to cut the truck off and they finally did,: said Brogdon.
Investigators said Brown, his girlfriend Sarah Milam and Robinson are suspects in the series of burglaries at the Newnan business. The trio reportedly made off with thousands of dollars in tools, insulation equipment, pressure washers and other items. Dianne Golden is proud of her daughter's quick action.
“She actually put her life in danger and it just was very frightening that she would do this and I'm just so thankful and proud she wasn't injured and is here with us,” said Golden.