Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Police in Virginia state the Marine betrayer needed for addressing in a homicide case was attempting to contact a relative when he was spotted.

Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news meeting that it’s trusted Michael Alexander Brown was attempting to contact his grandma when a neighbor saw him early Thursday.

The Roanoke Times reports the U.S. Marshals Service learned Sunday night that Brown may be driving a recreational vehicle close Clarendon County, South Carolina, around four hours southwest of Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, where he had been positioned as a U.S. Marine until leaving his post a month ago.

Jones said the RV was found by police in a congregation parking garage on Thursday. Dark-colored was not inside.

The quest for Brown started after somebody called 911 around 4 a.m. to report that somebody was tapping on the windows of a close-by house.

Jones said Brown’s grandma lives at that house and they accept he was attempting to get in touch with her and his mom.

“Family,” Jones said. “I think family is the thing that brought him.”

Darker is needed for addressing in the demise of his mom’s beau, 54-year-old Rodney Brown. Police aren’t sure of a thought process in the executing.

City authorities on Thursday evening lifted the haven set up a request for a part of the city that incorporated a secondary school. Roanoke City Public Schools likewise reported schools will revive on Friday. Inhabitants were as yet exhorted be cautious and report any suspicious activity.

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