The CTL word of the day is “filicide“, the murder of one’s own son or daughter. The filicide occurred Saturday night at about 10 p.m. at a residence on Winchester Street in the Ashley Heights neighborhood. That area is one of the “donut holes” of unincorporated Charleston County which is surrounded on all sides by the city limits of North Charleston. After digging into this incident a bit we tend to believe the Dead Right There status granted to Michael Anthony Brown, Jr. by his father, Michael Anthony Brown, Sr. is more of a community service. A “pesticide” if you will.
Michael Anthony Brown, Jr. is also known as “Mikemike”. On Thugbook you can find him under the name “Ya Boy Marlo Hoodrich“.
We spent a couple of hours this Sunday morning digging into public databases in the tri-county area. There are a ton of Michael Brown’s and Michael Anthony Brown’s in the Lowcountry. We were unable to find any prior criminal history for Michael Anthony Brown, Sr. matching his date of birth.
The younger Brown has a bit of a history, though. At the time he achieved Dead Right There status he was on “medium supervision” probation in Charleston County for a conviction out of Dorchester County.
On 8 December, 2011 Michael Anthony Brown, Jr. and Benjamin Antwan Green were caught by police just after they shot up residences, cars and a couple of people on Hunter’s Ridge Lane off of Ashley Phosphate Road. They were each charged with six counts of attempted murder and two counts of discharging a firearm into a dwelling. In 2012 Brown pled guilty to one count of Accessory After the Fact of a Felony when he apparently agreed to testify against Green. All other charges against Brown were dismissed. Judge Edgar Dickson sentenced Brown to a YOA term not to exceed five years, then suspended that sentence in favor of three years probation.
With his homeboy set to testify against him, Benjamin Green plead guilty to many of his charges and was sentenced to twenty years in prison.
Prior to being sentenced to probation Brown, Jr. was charged with possession of marijuana in June of 2012. Since he has been on probation Brown has had numerous interactions with police, including multiple traffic violations in and around the Ashley Shores and Dorchester Terrace neighborhoods of North Charleston. Brown spent a lot of time with the Ashley Shores Crews (ASC). Curiously, he has quite a few members of rival gangs Young Goons and Young Gunnas on his friends list. Kind of makes you wonder if he might have been in a position to whack a member of one of those groups recently.
Brown was charged in July of 2013 with criminal domestic violence and in May of 2014 with simple possession of marijuana. Strangely enough, no probation officers stepped up to take action against Brown whenever he was arrested. Maybe “medium supervision” means “no supervision”. Not to mention the evidence of firearm possession and drug use on his publicly accessible Thugbook page.
We shouldn’t really go after probation officers too harshly, though. Their caseloads are staggering, the agency is seriously underfunded, and they don’t have a very high retention rate since Gov. Haley appointed someone with absolutely no law enforcement experience to run the agency. Those political appointments are never made with the best interest of the citizens and voters in mind. We are told the morale in that agency is even lower than that of the Charleston Police Department. And that’s saying something.
No matter. Here’s a small sampling of what we found.
The first of many “RIP my nigga” messages.
Given Brown, Jr.’s violent past and prior CDV arrest, we foresee the case against Brown, Sr. possibly going away eventually.