A car acceptance to a U.S. Marine who allegedly bare his column aftermost ages in North Carolina — and has been on the run since being accused of murdering his mother’s admirer in Virginia — has been amid in South Carolina, authorities said Wednesday.
Michael Alexander Brown, 22, had been active a atramentous Lincoln Town Car, possibly with North Carolina plates, Charleston’s WCIV-TV reported, but it was cryptic if that was the aforementioned agent authorities located. Details of how and area the agent was begin and what action it was in were additionally unclear.
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Brown was a action architect in the Marines afore allegedly deserting his column at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C., on Oct. 18. Several agencies in North Carolina and Virginia — in accession to the U.S. Marshals, FBI, and Naval Criminal Investigative Account (NCIS) have been administering a massive manhunt for the Marine in affiliation with the annihilation of 54-year-old Rodney Brown in Hardy, Va., on Saturday afternoon, Lynchburg, Va.’s WSET-TV reported.
Michael Brown, 22, left, is capital in the cutting afterlife of Rodney Brown, 54, authorities say.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Appointment in Virginia on Monday issued an arrest accreditation for second-degree annihilation and use of a firearm in the agency of a abomination for the adolescent Brown. Deputies were accomplished to a home in Hardy, Va., about apex Saturday over letters that the homeowner was begin asleep on the property. Investigators after bent the victim was allegedly dead by his chambermaid girlfriend’s son, who was after articular as the Marine.
Authorities were still alive to actuate a motive. Neighbors told Roanoke, Va.’s WSLS-TV the Marine afresh abstruse Rodney Brown was not his biological father. He reportedly believed his mother’s admirer was his biological ancestor for his absolute life.
The sheriff’s appointment said Sunday that Michael Brown’s aftermost accepted abode was abreast the victim’s — although it was not anon bright if they lived in the aforementioned home — and he was acceptable active a 1976 Cadillac. The appointment added that Brown “has been accepted to alive in the dupe and common National Parks and National Forest.” A after amend said Brown ditched his car and ability be in a 2008 Lincoln Town Car with North Carolina plates.
He is additionally advised “armed and dangerous.” Police said he is believed to be armed with a activating burglarize and “may accept admission to added weapons.” No accoutrements were missing from the unit’s armory, officials at Camp Lejeune said Monday, WSLS-TV reported.
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His medals and decorations included the National Defense Account Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Account Medal, Sea Account Deployment Ribbon. His accepted end of account date is July 2021.
The Marine Corps now lists Brown as an active-duty “deserter.” Brown deployed to Africa amid March and October 2018, but Camp Lejeune was his abandoned assignment station. His academic aggressive training included Basic Action Engineer, Marine Action Training and Marine Recruit Training.
Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.