The charges in this case stem from a series of unlawful acts committed by Justice over a period of two months during the Summer of 2011. During his crime spree, Justice burglarized several locations, including Northside High School and Kohl's Department Store. Justice also committed Arson by pouring gasoline on a truck and lighting it on fire. His crimes escalated until he ultimately pointed a gun at a Houston resident who confronted Justice who was breaking into his car. He was apprehended shortly after that incident and has been in the Houston County Detention Center since that time.
Justice was prosecuted by Houston County Assistant District Attorney Jacob W. Poole. Assistant Public Defender Carolyn Hall and attorney Russell Walker represented Brett Justice.
Comments from ADA Poole: “The Defendant earned every day of this sentence. Crime sprees like the one the Defendant orchestrated are terrifying and unacceptable. We are thankful to the law enforcement officers from several local agencies who worked diligently to solve these crimes and bring Brett Justice to justice.”
Comments from D.A. Hartwig: “I think this sentence certainly serves justice upon Mr. Justice. We hope this sentence brings some closure to his many victims. My office will continue to seek justice for the citizens of Houston County.”
Please contact the Houston County District Attorney's Office with questions at 478-218-4810