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Suspect who had seizure pleads guilty to 2011 kidnapping and rape in W. Ashley

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Marion Lamont Brown Jr. pleaded guilty this morning to the 2011 kidnapping and raping of a woman in West Ashley.

Brown was sentenced to 30 years in prison, under a negotiated plea. He will be required to serve 85 percent of that time.

Brown, 22, had tried to enter a guilty plea on the charge on Oct. 4 but the proceeding was postponed after he had a seizure and began to shake uncontrollably in court.

This time around, three nurses were on hand in case of emergency, and Brown was allowed to remain seated during the plea hearing.

Brown entered a negotiated plea to charges of kidnapping, first-degree criminal sexual conduct and grand larceny.

On May 23, 2011, he kidnapped the woman outside West Ashley Primary Care at 2270 Ashley Crossing Drive, according to Charleston County sheriff’s authorities.

The woman was starting to make a phone call from inside her car when, authorities said, Brown got into her car and threatened to kill her, demanding that she drive away.

They ended up at a vacant house about a mile away on Sunnydale Drive, where Brown sexually assaulted her in the backyard, according to a sheriff’s report.

After the attack the man forced her to disrobe and threw her clothes over a fence before driving away in her car.

Deputies found the car on Ashley Crossing Drive, and two witnesses identified Brown in a photo lineup, according to authorities.

They said a DNA sample already on file in Brown’s name led them to his residence on McGill Court on Johns Island on June 8, 2011.


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