Portsmouth man wanted in connection to abduction case

Posted at 3:54 PM, Sep 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-17 15:54:28-04

Portsmouth, Va. – The Portsmouth Police Department is asking for help in finding a suspect who is wanted in connection with an abduction that occurred last Friday afternoon.

Police are searching for 25-year-old Marquis A. Brown of the 400 block of Eisenhower Circle in Portsmouth.

Police Communications received the 911 call requesting police assistance in 400 block of Eisenhower Circle on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 2:08 p.m. The victim told police she was held against her will by Brown. When a family member of the victim tried to intervene, Brown produced a handgun and pulled the trigger. The firearm did not discharge due to a malfunction and Brown fled the scene, police say. As officers searched for Brown in the area, William Waters Middle School was placed on temporary lockdown as a safety precaution. Brown was nowhere to be found and no one was injured during the incident.

Brown has been charged with attempted second degree murder, abduction, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and two counts of brandishing a firearm.

Brown is described as a dark skinned black male, approximately 5’5” tall and weighing between 155-165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Brown should be considered armed and dangerous, police say.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Marquis A. Brown is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. You do not have to give your name or testify in court. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.