Michael Brown

Michael Brown

A high-profile murder case in Franklin County has been postponed and moved to another date.

Michael Brown, 22, was supposed to have his preliminary court hearing on March 19, but due to concern of COVID-19, the hearing was moved to June 24.

A marine, Brown was accused of murdering Rodney Brown, 54, back in November.

Rodney Brown was the boyfriend of Michael Brown’s mother, Vanessa Hanson.

After the murder, Michael Brown the led police on a manhunt that lasted 18 days before he was arrested. 

He was found hiding in the attic of Rodney Brown’s home on Woodthrush Cir. in Hardy when he was arrested after law enforcement searched the house and found him crawling out of the attic.

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