Brunswick police said illegal drugs left a man so dazed and confused Sunday that he tried to climb into a car with strangers, a misstep that found him staring down the barrel of a gun, according to a report.
One of the men inside the car held the hapless 18-year-old St. Simons Island man at gunpoint in the 3000 block of North Cleburne Street until police arrived, the report said. Rylin Ellis was eventually taken to the Glynn County Detention Center on a charge of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance. Ellis remained Monday in the county jail on $12,000 bond, the report said.
Police allegedly found a “small bag of white rocky substance” in Ellis’s sock. The powder proved to be methamphetamine, of which Ellis allegedly had consumed plenty, the report said.
Two men inside a car saw Ellis acting strangely on the sidewalk while their vehicle was stopped on Parkwood Drive at Altama Avenue, the police report said. Ellis allegedly was dancing and attempting to strike passing vehicles, the report said.
Ellis allegedly tried unsuccessfully to open the rear driver’s side door of the car in which the two men were riding. When he allegedly stuck his head into the open front driver’s side window, the passenger pointed a handgun at him, the report said. Ellis then allegedly ran into the 3000 block of North Cleburne Street, behind Golden Isles Pharmacy.
The men followed Ellis in the vehicle, finding him on North Cleburne Street. They called police, holding Ellis at gunpoint until an officer arrived, the police report said.
Police arrived and handcuffed Ellis, allegedly finding the baggy of methamphetamine in the process, the report said. Ellis allegedly was incoherent and rambunctious in the back of the squad car.
Police took him to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital for medical observation, the report said. He allegedly answered “god” and “what do you think it should be?” when police asked Ellis for his name, the report said.
Later, Ellis told police he allegedly tried to climb inside the car because he thought he knew the occupants, the report said. Ellis allegedly told police the meth belonged to someone else.
The two men told police they pursued Ellis and held him at gunpoint because “they believed he posed a threat to the public,” the report said.