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Atmore men arrested; stolen guns recovered (updated)

A routine October 17 traffic stop by an Atmore police patrol officer led to the discovery of two stolen firearms and the arrests of two local men.

Police Chief Chuck Brooks confirmed late last week that 18-year-old David Tyler Vickery of a Stoker Road address and Sanches Marquise Brown, 19, of an unspecified Atmore address were taken into custody after the vehicle Vickery owns and was driving was pulled over on Trammell Street for an unspecified traffic offense.

“Our officer pulled the car over for a traffic infraction,” Brooks said. “Further investigation led to the discovery of two firearms, both of which turned out to be stolen. One was stolen in Daphne, the other in the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.”

Escambia County Detention Center booking and release records show that both suspects remained behind bars late Monday afternoon.


Vickery was already out on bond from his 2016 arrest in connection with the breaking and entering of several autos in southwestern Atmore, notably in the Rockaway Creek Road and Forest Hill Drive neighborhoods.

“He was out on bond from his arrest on the vehicle break-ins,” the police chief said. “Because of that, we asked the District Attorney’s office to revoke that bond.”

The request was granted.

Both subjects had bond set at $5,000 on one count each of second-degree receiving stolen property. Vickery, however, is being held without bond on the revocation.