Marine deserter wanted in Va. killing placed on FBI’s Most Wanted list

Marine deserter wanted in Va. killing placed on FBI’s Most Wanted list
Michael Alexander Brown is accused of murder in Virginia and may be in North Carolina, police say. (Source: Miller, Jennifer)

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7)- A Marine deserter who is facing a murder charge has been placed on the FBI’s Most Wanted list of fugitives.

Michael Alexander Brown, 22, is suspected in the killing of his mother’s boyfriend in Franklin County, Virginia.

US Marshal Brad Sellers says anyone harboring murder suspect Brown or any other fugitive could face criminal charges, in response to groups saying on social media they would protect him from capture.

Sellers says marshals have received about 280 tips about Brown’s possible whereabouts, but all have been fruitless. But he urges people to continue to report any suspicious activity or possible sightings and urges them to report things immediately, rather than waiting a day or even several hours, when it might be too late to find anything.

He says marshals and other police agencies have been very active following up on those tips, many of which turned up to have no connection to Brown.

There is still a $10,000 reward available for help in this case. Calls can be made to 911 or 877-WANTED-2.

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