Law enforcement cannot confirm Michael Brown was in RV when police searched vehicle; Brown’s attorney says “it will be proven true”

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(Photo: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Franklin County authorities say they have heard the rumors that accused murderer and military deserter Michael Brown was in an RV searched by police in Roanoke last month, but the agency cannot confirm that Brown was inside. Michael Brown’s attorney says the rumor will be proven true.

Brown is accused of killing Rodney Brown, his mother’s boyfriend, Nov. 9 in Franklin County. Michael Brown also allegedly deserted his post in the Marines before the murder.

A statement from Capt. Phillip Young of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said the rumor has been known to police. He said the agency was investigating the rumor. He said the agency was also unaware of surveillance video which may show Brown leaving an impound lot where the destroyed RV was taken last month.

We have been aware of that rumor since Brown was arrested. We have been investigating that information and cannot confirm that Brown was in the RV at the time. We are currently unaware of any surveillance video from the impound lot in Roanoke. This is an ongoing criminal investigation and we will continue to investigate any new information that becomes available.

Capt. Phillip Young, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

In a phone interview with WFXR News, attorney Debbie Caldwell-Bono said of Michael Brown being in the RV when it was searched: “It will be proven to be true.”

When asked to elaborate, Caldwell-Bono declined.

WFXR also uncovered court documents showing that Brown was already wanted in Craven County in North Carolina for felony larceny charges related to allegedly stealing a bobcat skid steer and master tow trailer with a combined value of $55,000.


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