County's most wanted list one name shorter after arrest

September 19, 2008 

BEAUFORT -- A 24-year-old Beaufort man identified as one of Beaufort County's most wanted was arrested Tuesday after eluding authorities for more than five months.

Sharod Herbert Brown, 24, of Beaufort turned himself in to authorities in Atlanta and was extradited to Beaufort County on Tuesday, where he faces armed robbery, kidnapping, burglary and strong-arm robbery charges.

Authorities have been looking for Brown since he was identified as one of five suspects involved in two armed robberies at a Burton mobile home park in May.

Victims told the Sheriff's Office that they pulled into the Lakeview Mobile Home Park May 16, when five men attempted to stop them. Sharod Brown was reportedly among them, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

The driver refused to stop for the men, who then followed them to Lot #26 where two of the suspects pulled out guns and demanded money, the Sheriff's Office said.

The victims were then pistol-whipped and one of them was struck with a beer bottle. The suspects ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash, the Sheriff's Office said.

Minutes later, at Lot #45, a man told deputies he was standing outside his home when five men walked toward him.

He attempted to go inside but was followed by the suspects, one of whom pointed a gun at him and his roommate. When the suspects were told that the men had no money, they began rummaging through the rooms before leaving the home with an undisclosed amount of cash, the Sheriff's Office said.

Four other suspects were arrested earlier this summer.

Brown was also implicated in a March robbery on Singleton Road, the Sheriff's Office said.

Brown was fingered as a suspect in the March 19 robbery of a man walking through Forest Fields, near the end of Singleton Hill Road.

The man told deputies he was approached by five men who demanded money. He refused and attempted to run, but the men chased him down, assaulted him and stole his wedding ring, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Brown faces one charge of strong arm robbery in connection to that incident. He also faces no less than 20 years for each of the armed robbery charges, if convicted.

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