ECSO: Bratt Man Used Chainsaw to Cut His Way Into Friend’s Occupied Home

June 6, 2024

A man was charged after allegedly cutting his way into a Bratt home using a chainsaw Tuesday.

Brian Steven Wiggins, 52, was charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, criminal mischief with property damage, and obstructing justice. He was booked into the Escambia County Jail where remained Thursday morning without bond.

According to an Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Wiggins arrived at the victim’s home with a woman to help remove items.

The victim, who is a friend of Wiggins, left and returned a short time later, irate and asking where the woman was.

The victim told deputies that Wiggins had a chainsaw and began cutting down a tree and screaming, prompting the victim to go inside and call 911.

As the victim was calling 911, Wiggins allegedly began cutting a hole in the front door with the chainsaw in an attempt to get into the residence.

The arrest report states Wiggins cut a hole in the door and kicked in the broken piece before leaving in his pickup truck.

Deputies stopped Wiggins a short time later in his truck nearby on Rigby Road. The report states deputies found the chainsaw in the pickup truck bed.


5 Responses to “ECSO: Bratt Man Used Chainsaw to Cut His Way Into Friend’s Occupied Home”

  1. brianh on June 6th, 2024 1:41 pm

    Drugs are bad.

  2. CW on June 6th, 2024 9:36 am

    52 is way too old for all that drama.

  3. Bill T on June 6th, 2024 9:35 am

    You cut a hole in my door to my house and I shoot you many times with 44 magnum you no live to see end !!!!

  4. anne on June 6th, 2024 8:55 am

    So, has this friend” been abusing the victim all through this friendship? No one should accept abuse for any reason from anyone.

  5. W. Ward on June 6th, 2024 8:34 am

    With friends like that who needs enemies? I think maybe someone is stretching the definition of friendship a bit to far. I have a handful of friends but I have a long list of againtances. No friend would cut a hole in your front door with a chainsaw unless they were trying to save your life or someone else’s life. Friendship ends when they attack you with a chainsaw. They will be no attempt to leave in a truck or by other means but most likely they’ll be laying there when the law arrives & there will be possibility of them ever doing it again. End of story.

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