NEW INFO: Murder Suspect Makes Court Appearance

A district court judge told a murder suspect that he faces the death penalty if convicted.

Dontae Brown had his first court appearance Monday morning after being arrested early Sunday morning.

Robersonville police say Brown shot and killed Brent Sherod on North Everett Street Friday night. Police have not said yet what the motive might be.

Brown's next court appearance is set for August 17th.


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A man accused of a murder in Robersonville is due in court Monday.

Robersonville Police say they arrested Dontae Lamont Brown around 2 a.m. Sunday morning at his father's home in Plymouth.

Police say they received a tip that Brown, who was wanted for murder in the death of Brent Sherod, was at his father's home on Mackey's Rd.

Brown was sitting on his father's couch when the Washington County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Highway Patrol and Plymouth Police arrived.

The home was searched but law enforcement say they did not find any evidence. Brown was jailed without bond in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail.

Here is the news release from the Robersonville Police Department:

On Friday, July 31, 2009 Brent Sherod was killed on North Everett Street, Robersonville. Through investigations and witness statements warrants were issued for Dontae Lamont Brown for murder.

On Sunday, August 2, 2009 Plymouth Police Department received information that Dontae Brown was at his father's residence on Mackey's Road, Plymouth.

At about 0200 hours Washington County Sheriff's Deputies, Plymouth Police Officers and North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to the residence in an attempt to locate Dontae Lamont Brown on felony murder warrants.

Upon arrival law enforcement made entry where they located Dontae Brown on a couch. Dontae Brown complied with orders and was taken into custody without incident.

A search of the residence was conducted, but did not result in the location of any evidence. Dontae Brown was searched incident to arrest and transported to the Washington County Sheriff's Department where he was held for Agents of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

Agents escorted Dontae Brown from the Washington County Sheriff's Department to the Martin County Sheriff's Department where Dontae Brown was processed and charged with murder.

Mr. Brown is currently being held at the Bertie Martin Regional Jail without bond. Mr. Brown's first appearance is scheduled for Monday, August 3, 2009 in Martin County District Court.


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Robersonville Police are looking for the public's help to catch a murder suspect.

Arrests warrants have been issued for Dontae Brown. He is wanted in connection to the death of Brent Sherod.

Sherod's body was found dead on North Everett Street Friday night around 7:30.

Sherod died of a gun shot wound. The SBI is assisting in the investigation.

If you have any information you are asked to call the Robersonville Police department at (252) 795-4121


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 13, 2009 at 01:35 PM
    Dreads are a hair style just like any other styles people wear. Just like people walking around with mohawks.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 07:53 PM
    Dreads are an anti social statement.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:52 PM
    I did not know BJ but I want to send my condolences to his family. I have seen Dontae in person and he actually do not look like this picture. His hair was neat and he looked a whole lot better. Anyway their are alot of guys with dreads lock in their hair and they are working. Some of them even at good jobs. My friend said his son's track coach in Raleigh has dreads so do not sterotype, because it could easily be said that white guys with long hair and beards cannot get jobs. Seeing that my co-worker looks like a mountain man and I do mean he looks scary. Dreads lock are becoming a fad for both men and women of color even one of my old teachers has them and she is old.
  • by to TAD on Aug 11, 2009 at 05:42 PM
    So what do you call the man that killed his wife Jewel Gurkins. You so quickly to stop slaying this man name, but you want to slay someone elses name. Double Standard.
  • by EAST SECOND STREETS GIRL OF ROBERSONVILLE Location: NC 4LIFE on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM
    THIS HAPPENED TRUELY WRONG..BOTH GUYS WERE COOL 2 HANG AROUND..I WAS TRUELY SHOCKED..I CAN SAY THAT WAS WRONG AND SITUATIONS AS BAD AS THIS NO-1 BUT THE LORD COULD HANDLE..SO ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY ABOUT IT..I ALSO CAN WISH DONTAE THE BEST BECAUSE HE WASNT THAT MUCH OF A BAD GUY.HE JUST MADE STUPID PAINFUL(BAD) DECISIONS...ONCE U SIT DOWN AND CHILL WITH THE BOTH BJ && DONTAE THEY WERE COOL AS EVER!!BOYYY I TELL U B.J WILL B MISSED AND SHY(BJ DAUGHTER)..OMG..SHE LOVED HER DAD O'SO MUCH!!I KNO MY COUSIN LARKERIYA WOULD NEVA BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN TO HER DAUGHTER Y..DAT SHYT HURTS DEARLY!!ROBERSONVILLE WILL MISS U BRENT SHERROD AKA B.J...
  • by Jyneika Location: greenville on Aug 7, 2009 at 05:06 PM
    BJ I miss you so much!I know punishing mr.brown will not bring you back but by him being away from society he will not take another one of our loved ones away!
  • by lynn Location: greenville on Aug 6, 2009 at 07:58 PM
    To Jennifer: Thank you for agreeing with me. I'll ask my son when he gets leave, suppose to come home late fall or early winter. Maybe he will know who to contact about this "new" military idea of ours. I have thought about writing a letter to our representatives, this could save a lot of taxpayer dollars. Not to mention how many lives could potentially be saved, from senseless crimes like this.
  • by herman Location: ayden on Aug 6, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    Hey anonymous...if "GOD don't like ugly" what do you think he has in store for this THUG!!!! Did you hear me??? I said THUGGGG!!
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    wow..... this is such a tragedy!! ppl JUESUS IS SOON TO COME!!! there's too much going on in this world!! this should be a reality check!!! get ur souls right in this world!!!
  • by RUSTY Location: GVILLE on Aug 4, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    HANG HIS DUSTY AS.. AND THE CITIZENS WON'T HAVE TO DEAL WITH PAYING A FEE FOR HIM. HARD AS...THUG LIVE BY THE SWORD DIE BY IT..THAT'S WHAT THE WORD SAY LIVE HARD DIE HARD,,HANG HIS AS...
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