Arraignment slated in 2012 local slaying

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

A man indicted over a 2012 slaying will be arraigned April 8, according to records with the circuit clerk’s office.

Kimbley Crimiel, 36, was arrested in Pearl on Sunday and formally indicted for allegedly murdering Marvin Desmond Brown Jr. in Brookhaven last May with a firearm.

However, the indictment claims Crimiel didn’t intentionally kill Brown. Rather, the indictment alleges Crimiel shot “an occupied dwelling house, although without any premeditated design to effect the death of any particular individual.”

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In doing so, however, the indictment claims Crimiel was “committing an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved heart, regardless of human life.”

The indictment notes at least one alternative spelling of Crimiel’s name, Kimble Crimmiel.

The night of the apparent killing, Crimiel and a third party were having an argument at a property on Linton Avenue, claims Rosetta Brown, Marvin Brown’s mother, based on eyewitness reports she has heard.

She further alleges that her son, visiting a home at the corner of Linton Avenue and West Congress, was inadvertently caught up in the argument.

She believes the argument escalated from there, culminating with Crimiel allegedly producing a firearm.

“Out of anger he pulled a gun,” she said.

Crimiel was arrested by the Brookhaven Police Department the night of the May 30 slaying but later ordered released by Municipal Judge Raymond Boutwell for what the judge deemed insufficient evidence.

Later in the year, on Oct. 2, Crimiel went to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office to inquire about the status of charges against him.

He was told to step over the jail, which sits adjacent to the main office. At that point, Crimiel ran from the site, Sheriff Steve Rushing reported at the time.

Crimiel had been indicted in September but not yet served the indictment papers by law enforcement.

He was detained Sunday by Pearl authorities on a traffic stop. The stop revealed Crimiel was wanted by Lincoln County law enforcement.

Rosetta Brown hopes Crimiel is not allowed to bond out of jail.

“To me, he’s a flight risk,” she said.

She plans to be present for the April 8 indictment before Circuit Court Judge David Strong.

“I just want to see how the system works and see how he’s going to plead,” she said. “That will be my first step for justice.”

Marvin Brown was 25 at the time of his death. His mother lives slightly outside of town, but she’s often faced with reminders of the night that saw her son taken from her.

“Sometimes when I’m in town I have to go through there,” she said, speaking of the street corner where her son died. “I know exactly the spot he was laying.”