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Man arrested for armed kidnapping at hotel

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Video above: News To Go – November 3, 2021Police arrested a 42-year-old man for attempted murder and kidnapping Tuesday at a Palm Beach Gardens hotel. Officers were called to the 900 block of Forest Hill Boulevard at about 6 p.m. in response to a shooting, where they found a person who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital.Police: Man arrested after entering child’s bedroom at night during attempted burglary in Port St. LucieA person who was in the living room with the victim said the victim and a female were watching TV when a man, Jerome Charles Brown, who is the female’s ex-boyfriend, entered through the back.Brown began beating the female and then shot the victim, the witness said to police. The female was then dragged out of the house against her will.Later that night, police were called to the Hampton Inn on RCA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. The clerk told officers a guest had said she needed help, but could not speak to them while Brown was there.Fort Pierce: Man hit, killed after collapsing on US 1Brown was detained by police while the woman gave a recorded statement. She told officers the same thing witnesses had and said she had believed Brown was going to kill her. She also told police he had been prostituting her out to other men for the last six weeks and keeping the money, as well as sexually battering her.Brown has a criminal history of aggravated battery, kidnapping, robbery, burglary and carrying a concealed weapon, according to police.Police charged Brown with:Attempted first-degree murder with a firearmKidnapping while armed with a firearmBurglary of an occupied building with assault or battery while armed with a firearmFelon in possession of a firearmThe investigation remains open at this time, police said.New record: TSA officials catch record number of firearms in first 9 months of 2021

Video above: News To Go – November 3, 2021

Police arrested a 42-year-old man for attempted murder and kidnapping Tuesday at a Palm Beach Gardens hotel.

Officers were called to the 900 block of Forest Hill Boulevard at about 6 p.m. in response to a shooting, where they found a person who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital.

Police: Man arrested after entering child’s bedroom at night during attempted burglary in Port St. Lucie

A person who was in the living room with the victim said the victim and a female were watching TV when a man, Jerome Charles Brown, who is the female’s ex-boyfriend, entered through the back.

jerome brown

West Palm Beach Police Department

Jerome Brown

Brown began beating the female and then shot the victim, the witness said to police. The female was then dragged out of the house against her will.

Later that night, police were called to the Hampton Inn on RCA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens. The clerk told officers a guest had said she needed help, but could not speak to them while Brown was there.

Fort Pierce: Man hit, killed after collapsing on US 1

Brown was detained by police while the woman gave a recorded statement. She told officers the same thing witnesses had and said she had believed Brown was going to kill her. She also told police he had been prostituting her out to other men for the last six weeks and keeping the money, as well as sexually battering her.

Brown has a criminal history of aggravated battery, kidnapping, robbery, burglary and carrying a concealed weapon, according to police.

Police charged Brown with:

  • Attempted first-degree murder with a firearm
  • Kidnapping while armed with a firearm
  • Burglary of an occupied building with assault or battery while armed with a firearm
  • Felon in possession of a firearm

The investigation remains open at this time, police said.

New record: TSA officials catch record number of firearms in first 9 months of 2021