Elbert County be on alert: Fugitive is considered armed and dangerous

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BREAKING NEWS – The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO), along with the Elberton Police Department (EPD), have issued a BOLO for Keevin Tyrone Brittain, also known as “Bookey.”

Brittain, 35, of Elberton, is wanted on felony and malice murder charges from a Jan. 25 warrant from the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Tamekia Flint, 29, of Elberton.

According to the Wilkes County News-Reporter, Brittain was arrested Jan. 14 by the WCSO and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after the shooting took place Jan. 14.

Brittain’s bond was set at $70,200, according to the News-Reporter, and ECSO Chief Deputy Darren Scarborough and EPD Captain Darin Rucker said he was later released on bond.

Flint was transported to Augusta University Medical Center, Jan. 14 according to the News Reporter, and died Jan. 25 according to the EPD and ECSO.

Scarborough and Rucker said Brittain should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Brittain’s whereabouts should contact the non-emergency number at 706-283-4850 or 911.

Brittain is listed as 5’10, 175 pounds and has been spotted at several places within Elbert County. The ECSO, WCSO and EPD are actively searching for the suspect.

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