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Man back in custody on murder charge

A man arrested last year and charged with murder has been formally indicted and currently remains in jail.

Kimbley Crimiel, 36, of 235 4th St. was charged last May by the Brookhaven Police Department for the May 30 shooting death of Marvin Desmond Brown Jr.

He was later ordered released by Municipal Court Judge Raymond Boutwell, citing lacking of evidence.

Later in the year, Crimiel inquired at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office as to the status of charges against him but then fled the facility before he could be served with a pending indictment,

He was detailed Sunday in Pearl during a traffic stop.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said deputies with his department transported Crimiel back to Lincoln County Sunday.

He’s currently being held with no bond awaiting his arraignment.

“We’re just glad we got him,” Rushing said.

Rosetta Brown, the mother of Crimiel’s alleged victim, called the arrest and indictment a first step toward closure.

“It’s a relief,” she said to see him back in prison. “We can start our healing.”

She called it “bothersome” that he’d been unaccounted for so long.

Her son was slain near the corner of West Congress Street and Linton Avenue. Crimiel was arrested shortly after the shooting.