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Marine from Camp Lejeune arrested in Virginia after manhunt

Posted November 27, 2019 9:32 a.m. EST
Updated November 27, 2019 12:07 p.m. EST

— Michael Brown, a Marine accused of killing his mother's boyfriend, was arrested Wednesday in Virginia, according to the United States Marshals Service.

WSLS News in Virginia reports that Brown, who deserted his post at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina in October, was found in his home early Wednesday.

Brown, 22, is suspected in the killing his mother's boyfriend in Hardy, about 9 miles east of Roanoke, Virginia, authorities there said.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office responded to the shooting on Nov. 9. They found Rodney Brown, 54, dead in his home.

Rodney Brown's girlfriend -- who is Michael Brown's mother -- called police after finding Rodney's body in the house, Capt. Phillip Young with the sheriff's office said at the time.

The manhunt for Brown led Roanoke police to shut down schools in the city earlier this month. The closures came after authorities received a call at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 14 regarding a possible sighting of Brown.

On Wednesday, prior to his capture, Brown was placed on the FBI's Most Wanted list.

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