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Burglar Threatened to Shoot Homeowner Who Grabbed His Partner, Police Say

The 17-year-old man and his juvenile co-defendant were caught and identified later, Florissant Police said.

A Florissant homeowner grabbed a juvenile who was trying to leave his home through a window while carrying a television Oct. 29 in the 3000 block of Blackwood Drive. Another man leaned inside the window and threatened to shoot the homeowner if he did not let the juvenile go.

Ronnell Bryant, 17, of the 2800 block of Countryside in Florissant, was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary and third-degree assault.

The homeowner later identified Bryant and the juvenile, Florissant Police said. The juvenile also has been charged.

Bail for Bryant was set at $35,000.

For more crime information on Florissant Patch, see the following articles:

  • 16-Year-Old Suspect in Circle K Robbery Will Stand Trial as Adult
  • Florissant Police Bust Burglary Suspect by a Piccolo
K November 05, 2012 at 12:14 PM
You got caught and you want to kill someone?? What is it going to take to get these kind of people out of here??
Toni November 05, 2012 at 03:55 PM
17 yrs old. Should be a junior in highschool. Tragic. In this edition 4 teenagers - committing robbery, stealing, and using weapons. Setting the course as hard core criminals and a life of imprisonment.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 05, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Ken and Toni, I am equally disturbed about this situation--it's very upsetting to see teens behaving this way. I suspect they have no idea that the choices they're making today can and will affect them for the rest of their lives. I try to remind my 15-year-old son of this all the time (and so far, so good--no illegal activity here.)
KD November 05, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Someone needs to kick these kids right in the ass. Kids these days think everyone owes them something and they deserve to take other people's belongings without working a damn day in their life. Parents don't get involved in their lives, and the courts give them a slap on the wrist. They KNOW no one will do anything to them. Let them come in my house, maybe I'll scare them straight.
E. Holloway November 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM
KD...Many parents don't get involved in the lives of their children because the parents themselves are in prison. I suspect that's the case here. A word of warning. If pukes like this do come to your house, be sure they are inside your home BEFORE you shoot them.
Ryan November 05, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Maybe they'll come to my house. I promise I won't grab them, I will however pump them full of hot lead! No need to call the police, just call the ambulance to come get their sorry asses!
K November 06, 2012 at 03:46 AM
I'm sure he'll get probation like everyone else that commits a crime in Florissant. The police can only do so much, without a stiff jail sentence he'll be back out threatening someone else in no time. Judges, are you listening?? We have no tolerance for this, yet no deterrent is being set forth. Should be a simple formula, commit a crime, go to jail.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:09 AM
I hear you, KD. I think that those who don't figure out a way to fly straight probably often end up in prison eventually too.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:11 AM
You make a good point about the parents themselves being in prison, E. But I do think that sometimes the parents are just too distracted by other things in their lives to do what they need to for their kids--it's partially a matter of priorities, in my opinion.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Ryan, I think a lot of people probably feel like you do about this one.
Angela Atkinson (Editor) November 06, 2012 at 06:13 AM
Ken, for the sake of those of us who are law-abiding citizens, I really hope the punishment fits the crime.
K November 06, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I don't disagree in the very least, I agree with you 100%. What I cannot get past is a confessed arsonist getting probation and a $1000 fine.

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