Missing lawyer’s husband denies bail for stalking kids’s mom – WSB-TV Channel 2

FULTON COUNTY, Ga — A Fulton County judge on Friday denied bail on an aggravated stalking charge for a man who was acquitted of stalking in another county last week.

The same man is also a person of interest in a missing persons case.

Xavier Breland Jr.’s attorney, Bryan Howard, noted that his client’s new warrant, released Saturday, included allegations from 2020.

It came just days after his acquittal in a similar case in Coweta County last week.

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Both cases involved one woman, Brittany Lusk, but police believe Breland also played a role in a missing person case involving another.

“I found a tracking device on the underside of my car on December 22, 2020 after trying to work out where I was,” Lusk said.

Lusk said she turned the tracker over to the Atlanta Police Department.

“It was frankly unthinkable and unimaginable that something like this could happen,” Lusk told Channel 2’s Mark Winne.

The same tracker is described in documents for a new aggravated stalking charge against Breland, with whom she has two children.

A different tracker than the one found in a stuffed animal that was at the center of an aggravated stalking case in Coweta County in which Xavier Breland Jr. was found not guilty just days ago, in which Brittany Lusk is also the alleged victim had been.

Fulton County’s stalking warrant is dated August 17, 2022, just days after Channel 2 Action News learned of Coweta County’s acquittal.


A document appears to indicate that, to the best of an Atlanta police officer’s knowledge, Breland placed a tracker on Brittany Lusk’s vehicle, in violation of a temporary protective order. A court order found that the tracker was bought by Breland.

Howard told us his client was not guilty in this latest count of aggravated stalking, he was in court on Saturday.

Howard says that because prosecutors in the Coweta case, of which Breland was acquitted last week, brought up the same facts in this Fulton case, he will argue before a judge that double jeopardy should prevent Breland from appearing in this new case Court to go case Fulton County.

Fulton County prosecutors said they disagreed about the double jeopardy and a Fulton County jury deserved to hear the case.

Channel 2 Action News has been following developments surrounding Breland over his involvement in a missing persons case involving another woman.

Johns Creek Police Lieutenant Debra Coble said Breland is still a person interested in the disappearance of his wife, attorney Ciera Locklair Breland.

Howard told Channel 2’s Mark Winne last week that Breland Jr. was innocent in connection with the disappearance.

“He cooperated with the police. He gave evidence to the police and tried to help them in any way he could,” Howard said.

Police said Breland reported Ciera Breland missing in Indiana, where the couple had moved from Georgia, but their last confirmed sighting other than by Breland was at Johns Creek at Breland’s mother’s home.

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