E.B. seeks info on sex offender

Man out on bond for raping children in Mobile County now faces charges in East Brewton

East Brewton Police Chief Kenny Brazille said he has filed warrants against Branden Lee Howell for rape II and sodomy I against a child under the age of 15 while Howell awaits trial in Mobile on 11 counts of sex crimes against children.

Records show Howell was arrested in Mobile County in 2019 and charged with two counts of sexual abuse, two counts of rape I, six counts of sodomy I and one count of sexual torture.

Howell was released on bond in Mobile County and didn’t show up for his trial date in 2023 and warrants were issued again for failure to appear.

Brazille said Howell came to East Bre...