A Maryland man has been charged with homicide after reportedly operating over an aged lady at a Home Depot car parking zone with a forklift stolen from Lowe’s, police say.
Bryce Caleb Timothy Brown allegedly broke right into a Waldorf Lowe’s early Sunday morning. There, he stole a forklift and drove it off the premises, in keeping with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office.
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Police: Man Ran Over Elderly Woman In Home Depot Parking Lot With Stolen Forklift
The 20-year-old drove the forklift to a close-by Home Depot car parking zone earlier than ramming it into 73-year-old Gloristine Pinkney’s parked automobile.
Meanwhile, Pinkney, asleep in her automobile, shortly jumped out of the automobile after it was struck and started fleeing from the forklift on foot, police say.
Authorities say Brown then ran over the girl earlier than stealing her automobile and fleeing the scene.
“This is absolutely a tragic story. It’s bizarre. We don’t know why the suspect did this, we’re still trying to figure that out. I don’t know if we’ll ever get an answer. The victim wasn’t doing anything but sleeping in her vehicle,” Charles County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Diane Richardson informed WRC-TV.
Brown And Victim Did Not Know Each Other, Police Working To Determine Motive
As police have been referred to as to the Lowe’s theft, they found Pinkney’s physique trapped beneath the forklift on the close by Home Depot.
She was pronounced useless on the scene, in keeping with authorities.
However, Brown and Pinkney didn’t know one another, police say. A motive for the crime stays unknown as of Wednesday (Jul. 5).
“This appears to be a random attack,” Richardson mentioned.
Meanwhile, cops ultimately recognized Brown as a suspect “after pursuing leads,” per the sheriff’s workplace. Pinkney’s automobile was positioned within the neighborhood of Brown’s house.
Police arrested him in a while the identical day of the incident, police mentioned.
Homicide detectives are investigating a murder within the car parking zone of a house enchancment retailer on Jefferson Farm Place in Waldorf that occurred within the early morning hours and are looking for the sufferer’s automobile which was stolen: pic.twitter.com/9nhYazY4IQ
— Charles Co Sheriff (@CCSOMD) July 2, 2023
Brown Charged With First-Degree Murder, Remains Held Without Bond
Police charged Brown with first-degree homicide, second-degree homicide, assault, theft, and different “related charges.”
Meanwhile, he stays held with out bond on the Charles County Detention Center.
This is a growing story. Be positive to verify in with The Shade Room for extra updates as they arrive.
Police urge anybody with details about this crime or others to contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS.
Tips can be submitted on-line at www.charlescountycrimesolvers.com.