Jury Says Burrell Guilty as Charged

The Office of State Attorney Larry Basford announces that on July 9, 2021, a Bay County jury convicted 58 year-old Bryan Donald Burrell of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Battery (Priors), and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

Evidence presented at trial proved that the victim was working at Beeline Gas Station on Stanford Road when the Defendant became irate after being told to remove his backpack. The Defendant was told several times to leave the store but refused. The Defendant removed a pry bar, which he carried concealed, and beat the victim with it. The victim received several lacerations on his head and body.

The jury deliberated for 40 minutes before finding Burrell guilty as charged on all counts.  Sentencing is scheduled for July 23, 2021, before the Honorable Brantley Clark, Jr, where the Defendant faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.  The case was investigated by Panama City Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorneys Lynelle Dowe and Jennifer Lieb.

For additional information, contact State Attorney Larry Basford.