Brantley County man jailed in deaths of two pedestrians

Nov 21, 2011 Read more: The Florida Times-Union 17

A Brantley County man is still in custody on DUI and homicide by vehicle charges in a Friday-morning accident that killed two teenage pedestrians.

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john

Hortense, GA

#1 Nov 25, 2011
I don't feel someone who kills two people while dui should be allowed out on bond! If you knew the extent of the trauma the victims sustained you would cry for these two boys and our families! Brantley county judicial system is not fair to the victims and families!
Flirt

Hortense, GA

#2 Nov 26, 2011
john wrote:
I don't feel someone who kills two people while dui should be allowed out on bond! If you knew the extent of the trauma the victims sustained you would cry for these two boys and our families! Brantley county judicial system is not fair to the victims and families!
I feel for all the families involved, & the driver has to live with the fact that he killed two boys for the rest of his life, he should not have been drinking and driving at 3am & fell asleep at the wheel, but the two boys (who was coming from a party themselfs) SHOULD NOT have been walking in the MIDDLE of the road at 3am! Brantley county is bad about that, all these little pothead drunken kids & just plain dumb rednecks are ALWAYS in the middle of the road at night out here, wearing camo or black at that, have more common sense, and im more than sure it was an accident, people make mistakes, and accidents happens, it doesnt justify what he did, but the little backwoods brantley hicks who love nothing more than to gossip having been pointing all fingers at the driver, he should die he should hang, brantley let him out on bond to be with his family on THANKSGIVING. He needs that support right now. Only differece in him and all these gossip attention whores is he fell asleep was in the wrong place at wrong time. majority of the people talking crap i know for a FACT has been drinking and driving. & ya know what else, there has been many times driving through these back roads that iv swearved and my mother as well and almost gone off the road or in a ditch bc people want to walk in the middle of the road at night, what if he didnt fall asleep at the wheel & had swearved to keep from hitting the boys and hit a tree and died himself? Stop and think about it, no need to point fingers, they were both in the wrong and both in the wrong place at wrong time. BOTH of the familys are in my prayers.
chris

Atlanta, GA

#3 Nov 26, 2011
his last name has alot to do with it
Flirt

Hortense, GA

#4 Nov 26, 2011
chris wrote:
his last name has alot to do with it
HA yet again another part of brantley county fakes acting like they are some high society. basing success, failure,judgment and popularity off of what your last name is and who your family is. How can they do that though? HALF OF BRANTLEY IS INCEST! There is so many and EVERYBODY is related to someone. I cannot even begin to tell you how many brantley storys iv heard of peoples parents being cousins then they marry a 3rd cousin, 1,2,3,4,5 so on, if its your cousin, its gross, iv even heard of girls being with their uncles?!? Oh and the meth whores and pothead losers, unfit mothers, deadbeat daddys, pedophile preacherman, corrupt judicial system ( if you have the "right" family name then you get out trouble), oh & lets not forget the every sunday and wensday social gossiping hours at the church the oh holy rollers & fake Christians yet you were just having sex behind the church & snorting pills at a party this week, & the rifle in back of truck hunting freaks who not only kill animals like crazy, but will kill a pregnant deer (thats rather pathetic, are you not man enough you have to prove it by killing more of population that we will eventually need one day) and bc only like dogs your going to torture a cat, my first day of school here i was disgusted at these boys talking about running cats heads over with a lawnmower and hanging cats, there is country people, then their is dumb backwoods hillbilly hicks, and that is what brantley consist of. This county has no room to judge someone on their name, much less anyone for that matter, their has been kids who have been born into awful circumstances and they went on to make something of their life unlike their family, a name is a name, its NOT who are. point blank, brantley needs to fall off the grid period, along with the people in it, bunch of washed up losers with nothing better to do with their life then talk about other people yet not focus on their own issues
Krys

Matthews, GA

#5 Nov 28, 2011
To flirt -
I have lived in a lot of towns in my life and let me tell you something. EVERYTHING you described that goes on in Brantley, happens in every city, every town, and every county. Cause guess what. THAT'S LIFE! So how about instead of getting on here and bad mouthing people like the "holy rollers" and "fake Christian's", you do something about it. Show the "meth whores" and " pot head losers" some support and love like they are craving so bad. Show the "unfit mothers" how to care for children. Show the "deadbeat daddy's" how to be men. Report the "pedophile preacherman", and be active in the justice system. We live in a country where you can do that you know. Set and example at Church and others will follow. I promise. As far as hunting, did you know that Georgia is OVER POPULATED by deer and hogs? Well you do now. I agree that shooting a pregnant doe is wrong, but it was their choice. Not yours. Let the game warden handle that. As far as the boys talking about killing the cats, maybe they need help. Animal cruelty usually is a sign that something is wrong with a person. So how about telling someone who can handle that and get them the help they need. So how about you fall off your soap box for while and humble yourself as a human that makes mistakes as well. Because you live in that county too. If you don't like it, then try to fix it or move the hell away. No body likes a judgemental fool.
momof1

Atlanta, GA

#6 Nov 28, 2011
It does not matter that those two young boys were walking at 3am, And it does not matter if they were in the road, what matters is those boys lost there lives because of a drunk driver. I dont understand how people get on here And talk about how awful Brantley co is, yes I dont agree with the way the law handles things, but its not about the law, hunters, drug heads, unfit mothers, or anything else. It is about those boys and there families.
Flirt

Hortense, GA

#7 Nov 28, 2011
momof1 wrote:
It does not matter that those two young boys were walking at 3am, And it does not matter if they were in the road, what matters is those boys lost there lives because of a drunk driver. I dont understand how people get on here And talk about how awful Brantley co is, yes I dont agree with the way the law handles things, but its not about the law, hunters, drug heads, unfit mothers, or anything else. It is about those boys and there families.
when your walking down a road in broad daylight you can hear a car coming behind you, especially if they are going fast! i lost 10% hearing in one ear and 5 in the other as a child, and can hear a car coming when im running and pushing a stroller with a toddler talking and laughing loud. & i get out the road completely, like on a side walk or in the grass off the road, they stayed in the road, they used poor judgement, and didnt care that a car was coming. They could have gotten out of the road. iv spent many nights and days walking roads as a teenager before me and my friends got cars, but we didnt walk in the MIDDLE of the road, & alot of people around here do it! & half the time dont move causing US the people driving to swearve and almost get in a ditch, bc even when they DO see you driving they dont move, they keep walking in the middle of the road like la de da de da.

Accidents fucking happen
Point blank
The driver doesnt deserve to loose his life over it
& get all the bad mouthing half the county is blowing facebook up with. yes he was bonded out, but it was thanksgiving, he has to live with the fact that he killed two teenagers he was just partying with and im sure was friends with at some point of time, thats a big burden to carry on your chest.
Why dont people make sure their hands are clean before stopping and pointing fingers and making judgement, i know half of them arent.
Many people have drove drunk, tipsy, high etc before.
MANY people fall asleep at the wheel SOBER! Not even knowing it, your body can only take so much before it gives out, and driving when you have been working hard, it can happen.
He didnt kill them boys on purpose.
Nor did he do it knowingly, did he know that two boys would be BREAKING the law as well walking in the road, thats illegal to you know, im sure he didnt, he fell asleep and just so happen to have been intoxicated while doing it.
If the boys couldnt have gotten out of the road with him asleep at the wheel, then they wouldnt have done it with him awake & he would have lost his life or been injured swerving from trying NOT to hit them.

Moral of the story kids, adults, grannys, grandpappys etc
the kid is going to jail, he has some serious charges against him, and for him to get out to see family on thanksgiving for a last time before he does go back to jail, isnt a big deal.
his family is loosing him as well to, he cant have kids or get married or live the typical life as they would, he is now going to have that on the record for the rest of his life and his life will be fucked, then to have that on his chest, he probably would rather die then go thru the hell he will go thru, but he doesnt deserve the things people are saying,
he was in the wrong
& could have fallen asleep drunk or sober
iv almost fell asleep at wheel bymyself SOBER between a newborn baby, highschool & working fulltime until midnight then driving from brunswick to brantley.
& the kids should have used better judgement.
Both the familys will be greatly hurt by this
So stop crucifying the boy.
chris

Atlanta, GA

#8 Dec 2, 2011
why talk so much shit about the ppl of brantley when u live amongst them? you cant tell me nothing about brantley that i dont already know.i lived there for 4 yrs but am smarter then most ppl and got the hell away from there. that place is the biggest shithole i have ever seen. its all about your name and who you know around them parts. i dont believe either of them was in the right/wrong but i dont agree with the drinking and driving.
Flirt

Hortense, GA

#9 Dec 5, 2011
chris wrote:
why talk so much shit about the ppl of brantley when u live amongst them? you cant tell me nothing about brantley that i dont already know.i lived there for 4 yrs but am smarter then most ppl and got the hell away from there. that place is the biggest shithole i have ever seen. its all about your name and who you know around them parts. i dont believe either of them was in the right/wrong but i dont agree with the drinking and driving.
I dont claim brantley, one bit, i spend most my time in savannah, i did not choose to move moved with parents when i was 15, & i live with my parents, so i toughen it out until i can fully take care of myself and child, & yea it is a shithole, its awful, yea its about who you know, like that guy said people are mainly being ugly to him bc of his name, i bet if it was someone in the town everyone knew it would be bless their heart.
& thats what i been trying to say all along, neither of them was in right/wrong.
they were both doing something they should not have and i dont agree with drinking and driving either, but another point im trying to prove is it can happen to anyone drunk, sober, whatever they were both in wrong, stop trying to crucify the man, he will get his.
Flirt

Hortense, GA

#10 Dec 5, 2011
Hell even last night coming home, there was two girls walking in the middle of the road, wearing black, litterally on the yellow line, and would not move, we had to go around them, and about didnt see them.
middle of a backwoods road pitch black.
luvbrantley4sure

Daytona Beach, FL

#11 Dec 10, 2011
i lived in brantley for 26 years and i loved it for the most part and not everyone who lives there is crazy but come pn ppl 2 men died because of a drunk diver that is not fair at all its all in who you know i guess
chris wrote:
why talk so much shit about the ppl of brantley when u live amongst them? you cant tell me nothing about brantley that i dont already know.i lived there for 4 yrs but am smarter then most ppl and got the hell away from there. that place is the biggest shithole i have ever seen. its all about your name and who you know around them parts. i dont believe either of them was in the right/wrong but i dont agree with the drinking and driving.
mary spaulding

Savannah, GA

#12 Dec 11, 2011
I AM THE GREAT GRAND MOTHER OF KYLE. I KNOW THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPEN TO HIM OR THE OTHER YOUNG MAN, BUT WHAT I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IS HOW THE MAN THAT KILLED THEM GOT OUT OF JAIL SO QUICKLY. ON A 31000.OO BOND. PLEASE SOME ONE EXPLAIN THIS. GOD BLESS!
momof1

Conley, GA

#13 Dec 18, 2011
Flirt wrote:
<quoted text>
when your walking down a road in broad daylight you can hear a car coming behind you, especially if they are going fast! i lost 10% hearing in one ear and 5 in the other as a child, and can hear a car coming when im running and pushing a stroller with a toddler talking and laughing loud. & i get out the road completely, like on a side walk or in the grass off the road, they stayed in the road, they used poor judgement, and didnt care that a car was coming. They could have gotten out of the road. iv spent many nights and days walking roads as a teenager before me and my friends got cars, but we didnt walk in the MIDDLE of the road, & alot of people around here do it! & half the time dont move causing US the people driving to swearve and almost get in a ditch, I'm even when they DO see you driving they dont move, they keep walking in the middle of the road like la de da de da.
Accidents fucking happen
Point blank
The driver doesnt deserve to loose his life over it
& get all the bad mouthing half the county is blowing facebook up with. yes he was bonded out, but it was thanksgiving, he has to live with the fact that he killed two teenagers he was just partying with and im sure was friends with at some point of time, thats a big burden to carry on your chest.
Why dont people make sure their hands are clean before stopping and pointing fingers and making judgement, i know half of them arent.
Many people have drove drunk, tipsy, high etc before.
MANY people fall asleep at the wheel SOBER! Not even knowing it, your body can only take so much before it gives out, and driving when you have been working hard, it can happen.
He didnt kill them boys on purpose.
Nor did he do it knowingly, did he know that two boys would be BREAKING the law as well walking in the road, thats illegal to you know, im sure he didnt, he fell asleep and just so happen to have been intoxicated while doing it.
If the boys couldnt have gotten out of the road with him asleep at the wheel, then they wouldnt have done it with him awake & he would have lost his life or been injured swerving from trying NOT to hit them.
Moral of the story kids, adults, grannys, grandpappys etc
the kid is going to jail, he has some serious charges against him, and for him to get out to see family on thanksgiving for a last time before he does go back to jail, isnt a big deal.
his family is loosing him as well to, he cant have kids or get married or live the typical life as they would, he is now going to have that on the record for the rest of his life and his life will be fucked, then to have that on his chest, he probably would rather die then go thru the hell he will go thru, but he doesnt deserve the things people are saying,
he was in the wrong
& could have fallen asleep drunk or sober
iv almost fell asleep at wheel bymyself SOBER between a newborn baby, highschool & working fulltime until midnight then driving from brunswick to brantley.
& the kids should have used better judgement.
Both the familys will be greatly hurt by this
So stop crucifying the boy.
It seems like you know exactly what happened. If you wasn't there you shouldn't assume that those boys just stood there and let the car hit them, I'm pretty positive that if they could have avoided it they would, as well as the driver.
I also know the boy that hit them, and I know he is a good person and he would never hurt someone just to hurt them, mistakes happen, but some mistakes you have to own up too and take responsibility for, and I pray for him and his family, as well as the lives lost and their family.
bobblehead

Hollywood, FL

#14 Jan 3, 2012
God yes this boy (24) man ,(in some countries) should be out . There may be a Turkey shoot he would miss! I know the grandparents of one of the deceased. I would be contacting the best military attorney there was for this case .Ive got to say this too all yall Vietnam vets should be ashamed of yourselves. I grew up watching yall telling stories every now and again. But be ashamed.
patience

Folkston, GA

#15 Dec 19, 2012
my brother dakota bennet was not in the middle of the road thank you and i have to say he was not screwed up and it was not all davids fault but he shouldnt have bin drivin messed up we lost one that was a dad and a brother and i son and grand son and cuzin so dont put yur talk to this if you dont know wat yur talkin bout and david deserves to be livin with that for the rest of his life bc my brother was his friend and if anyone wants the real answers to wat happin just call me and ask for patience crews after i get home from school i miss him very much and i dont thing u need to put stuff that is wrong on hear and they were not on there way to a party okay he was walkin to his friends how joey and he was grown and didnt have a car so he walked and now say something please
patience

Folkston, GA

#16 Dec 19, 2012
Flirt wrote:
<quoted text>
when your walking down a road in broad daylight you can hear a car coming behind you, especially if they are going fast! i lost 10% hearing in one ear and 5 in the other as a child, and can hear a car coming when im running and pushing a stroller with a toddler talking and laughing loud. & i get out the road completely, like on a side walk or in the grass off the road, they stayed in the road, they used poor judgement, and didnt care that a car was coming. They could have gotten out of the road. iv spent many nights and days walking roads as a teenager before me and my friends got cars, but we didnt walk in the MIDDLE of the road, & alot of people around here do it! & half the time dont move causing US the people driving to swearve and almost get in a ditch, bc even when they DO see you driving they dont move, they keep walking in the middle of the road like la de da de da.
Accidents fucking happen
Point blank
The driver doesnt deserve to loose his life over it
& get all the bad mouthing half the county is blowing facebook up with. yes he was bonded out, but it was thanksgiving, he has to live with the fact that he killed two teenagers he was just partying with and im sure was friends with at some point of time, thats a big burden to carry on your chest.
Why dont people make sure their hands are clean before stopping and pointing fingers and making judgement, i know half of them arent.
Many people have drove drunk, tipsy, high etc before.
MANY people fall asleep at the wheel SOBER! Not even knowing it, your body can only take so much before it gives out, and driving when you have been working hard, it can happen.
He didnt kill them boys on purpose.
Nor did he do it knowingly, did he know that two boys would be BREAKING the law as well walking in the road, thats illegal to you know, im sure he didnt, he fell asleep and just so happen to have been intoxicated while doing it.
If the boys couldnt have gotten out of the road with him asleep at the wheel, then they wouldnt have done it with him awake & he would have lost his life or been injured swerving from trying NOT to hit them.
Moral of the story kids, adults, grannys, grandpappys etc
the kid is going to jail, he has some serious charges against him, and for him to get out to see family on thanksgiving for a last time before he does go back to jail, isnt a big deal.
his family is loosing him as well to, he cant have kids or get married or live the typical life as they would, he is now going to have that on the record for the rest of his life and his life will be fucked, then to have that on his chest, he probably would rather die then go thru the hell he will go thru, but he doesnt deserve the things people are saying,
he was in the wrong
& could have fallen asleep drunk or sober
iv almost fell asleep at wheel bymyself SOBER between a newborn baby, highschool & working fulltime until midnight then driving from brunswick to brantley.
& the kids should have used better judgement.
Both the familys will be greatly hurt by this
So stop crucifying the boy.
he was not walkin in the middle of the road i can tel, you that and they weere on the grass okay and david had no right to me messed up enough to be goin asleep he has a child a lil boy so why was he off getttin messed up his stupid mistake took my brother and xx brother inlaw lifes no i would not wish him dead bc i want him to live the life of a killer okay dont say stuff if you dont know the really and story and that stuff you said about brantley its not about that its about my family and those boys okay
just worry

Summerfield, FL

#18 Oct 7, 2013
well i remember that night very well i woke up to it on scanner it was a very sad day for all but i dont dont think its fair for him to be out on bond cause he still doing the same thing i no the two young men loss there life an had no choice but my child go to jail four 5 months cause they found drug in there house they are not forcing nobody to get it from them an a drunk up boy that take two boys life stay one weekend in jail so that tell me u can kill somebody and get a way with it an if u sell drugs u go to jail or even prism this is a screw up law that is not right i sure if the two young men had a choice they still be here dont you think but the boy is going to do it again if he dont stop and i have seen him in hickox so screw up he didnt no where he was so i dont think he worry bout it anyway

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