Three held in connection with standoff

BRANTLEY

BRANTLEY

LITTLE

LITTLE

BOSCH

BOSCH

By Emily Tubb

Monroe Journal

BIGBEE – Three are being held in Monroe County jail awaiting formal charges from a Wednesday standoff.

Steven Alton Brantley, 53; David Little, 35, both of Nettleton; and Crystal Deann Adair Bosch, 37, of Tupelo, are held in connection with a nine-hour standoff at a home at New Road and Highway 371.

According to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell, the ordeal began when an undercover Monroe County deputy allegedly made a drug purchase from Bosch in Amory.

“When we tried to pull her over, she refused to stop for blue lights and, instead, drove straight to the house where this all happened,” said Cantrell. “When we went to the door, Brantley yelled that he had an AK47 and would kill every one of us if we tried to come in,” Cantrell said.

Believing that the men were psychotic after being awake for several days using ICE, a pure form of crystal methamphetamine, the MCSO called SWAT for backup.

Some of the confiscated items from the house include ICE, 30 weapons including assault rifles, 3,000 rounds of ammunition, two 16-foot trailers, 10 vehicles and other equipment.

Cantrell said possible charges include simple and/or aggravated assault on a police officer, intent to distribute ICE, possession of ICE and grand larceny.

emily.tubb@journalinc.com