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All city schools in Roanoke closed due to wanted man on the loose

ROANOKE, V.A. (WVVA) – Authorities have closed all the city schools in Roanoke, Virginia, and warned people to lock their doors after spotting a vehicle linked to a Marine deserter who is wanted for questioning in a murder case.

UPDATE: Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones just updated the news media and the public about the situation near Patrick…

Posted by Roanoke City Public Schools on Thursday, November 14, 2019

Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones said at a news conference Thursday morning said a vehicle linked to Michael Alexander Brown was spotted near Patrick Henry High School.

Brown is considered armed and dangerous and is wanted for questioning in the death of his mother’s boyfriend.

Be on the lookout……call 1-877-926-8332 or 911 if you have seen Michael Alexander Brown.

Posted by Roanoke Police Department – VA on Thursday, November 14, 2019

News outlets report that the 22-year-old is wanted for questioning in the Saturday death of Rodney Brown in Franklin County, Virginia.

Authorities say Michael Brown is a combat engineer who deserted his Camp Lejeune post last month and was later spotted in Franklin County.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Brown may now be in North Carolina as his last known address was in New Bern, around 250 miles (400 kilometers) southeast of Franklin County and 50 miles (80 kilometers) north of Camp Lejeune.

Authorities say anyone who spots him should act with “extreme caution.”

Bailey Pace

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