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Pancake Battery

By: Press Release
By: Press Release

An inmate at the Calhoun County Jail was sentenced Wednesday to more than five years in the Department of Corrections after fighting officers when his pancakes were undercooked.

Talris Terrell “Sweet Tea” Brown, 43, pleaded no contest to aggravated assault, resisting an officer with violence and introduction of contraband into the jail. He was sentenced to 67.2 months in prison.

Calhoun County Deputy Gary McGee was called to the jail Jan. 22 at 5:25 a.m. and found Brown facing off with the guards in his cell. He had the ends of a broken mop handle in each hand. When McGee asked Brown what the problem was, Brown said his pancakes that morning were not properly cooked.

McGee told him to put the mop handle down, but Brown replied, “Bring all you can. You will have to kill me.” McGee pointed his Taser at Brown and ordered him again to drop the handle but Brown swung at McGee who then Tased Brown in the chest. Brown dropped to the cell floor and officers got the broken handle away from him, but he continued to struggle. McGee Tased him again, which allowed officers to get him under control and he was moved to isolation.

The mop handle was consider contraband because it was used as a weapon. Brown had been sentenced on May 5, 2010, to 11 months and 29 days in the Calhoun County jail for drug possession. He had a maximum of four months left on his sentence when this incident occurred.


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