FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Michael Brown has finally been arrested.
Brown is the 22-year-old Marine deserter accused of killing Rodney Brown, his mother’s boyfriend, in Franklin County earlier this month. Confirmation of his capture comes from Acting US Marshal Brad Sellers.
Rodney Brown was shot to death in the community of Hardy November 9, and Michael Brown has managed to elude federal, state and local law enforcement officers for more than two weeks. Brown is charged with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Brown was taken into custody without incident at his mother’s home on Woodthrush Road, which was also the scene of the murder.
No one else was home at the time of Brown’s arrest at about 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.