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Michael Brown’s preliminary court date set for March 2020

Brown was arrested on November 27

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released more information about Brown’s arrest on Monday.

During the early morning hours of Nov. 27, the investigation led law enforcement authorities including the U. S. Marshals, Virginia State Police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, back to the residence of Rodney Brown on Woodthrush Circle in Franklin County.

Officers were searching the home, about to enter the attic, when Michael Brown crawled out of the attic and was arrested without further incident, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Officers had searched the home multiple times before this search.

The Sheriff’s Office wanted to make it clear to everyone that at no point did Brown contact law enforcement and make arrangements to surrender or turn himself in.


Michael Brown, the Marine accused of murder in Franklin County, is scheduled to be in court in 2020 for a preliminary hearing.

Brown was scheduled to be arraigned on Dec. 4 at 8:30 a.m.; however, court records show that has been continued.

Brown’s case will be heard on March 19, 2020, at 2:30 p.m. in Franklin County General District Court, according to court officials.

Brown is charged with second-degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of a felony in connection with the death of Rodney Brown.

On Nov. 9, Michael Brown reportedly shot Rodney Brown “numerous times,” according to Michael’s mother’s statement in court documents.

Prior to that, Brown deserted his post at Camp Lejeune in mid-October, where he served as a combat engineer with the Marines.

After a massive manhunt, Brown was arrested on Nov. 27.

Brown is also facing charges from the Craven County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office for two counts of felony larceny.

One for a Bobcat skid steer worth $50,000, and another for allegedly stealing a Master Tow trailer worth $5,000.

Authorities attempted to serve Michael Brown with the warrants on Nov. 2, one week before he is accused of killing Rodney Brown, but were unsuccessful.

As of Monday, the warrants still had not been served.

Brown is currently being held at the Western Virginia Regional Jail.


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