SWAT standoff ends with arrest

A Clayton County police SWAT standoff with a shooting suspect ended peacefully Wednesday after officers used non-lethal measures to take him into custody.

Police Sgt. Otis Willis III said officers with the Special Operations Unit went to the 2700 block of Mill Lake Way to serve a no-knock warrant on a man suspected in a shooting.

But when suspect James Michael Glenn III, 19, saw police at his door, he closed and locked it, said Willis. A perimeter was set up around the house while SWAT team members used non-lethal measures to get Glenn to surrender.

After several hours, Glenn was taken into custody. Willis said Glenn confessed to shooting Cliff Raymond Brannon Jr., 57, of Morrow Saturday. Brannon survived his injuries but his condition was unknown.

Glenn is charged with aggravated assault and aggravated battery. He is being held in the Clayton County Jail pending a first appearance in Magistrate Court.

County records show Glenn is serving five years on probation after pleading guilty in February to theft by receiving stolen property and theft by shoplifting. Glenn also pleaded guilty as a first offender to possession of less than an ounce of marijuana the same day in February 2010 that he was charged with simple battery.

He pleaded no contest to simple battery and was sentenced to 12 months probation. Court records show Glenn violated his probation about six months later.

— Kathy Jefcoats