2015-12-09 / Front Page

Murder suspect captured

By: Roy F. Chalker, Jr.

TERRENCE MARQUE BROWN TERRENCE MARQUE BROWN A murder suspect who has been sought by authorities for more than a year is finally in custody.

Terrance Marque Brown, who was wanted in connection to the April, 2014 death of Mondrekgus Delvin Bonner, was apprehended by members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and Wrens Police Department on Wednesday, December 2. He is currently being held at the Burke County Jail on one charge of felony murder and aggravated assault.

Around 1 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 the 26 year-old Bonner was killed in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting in front of his East 11th Street home next to Pizza Hut in Waynesboro. A friend of his, Keleon Burdette, was also shot, but his wounds were not life-threatening.

Residents of both sides of 11th Street told The True Citizen that their property had been damaged by stray bullets. No motive for the crime was known at the time.

In a peculiar twist in the case, Terrance Brown had been released after being arrested by Richmond County authorities on October 31 of this year. He had been arrested on an unrelated disorderly conduct charge, but falsely identified himself as Alphonso Bray. After he had been released, his fingerprint scan identified him as Brown. The incident caused Richmond County officials to initiate a review of their procedures.

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