Thursday night stabbing victim identified

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 8, 2000


Staff Writers

Dec. 8, 2000 4 PM

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The man who was stabbed during a Thursday night altercation has been identified as a 29-year-old Troy man.

According to information released by Troy Police Chief Anthony Everage, Quinlian LaRon Brown died soon after reportedly being stabbed during an altercation at Southland Mobile Home Park, just off Highway 87 in Troy.

Sgt. Benny Scarbrough, public information officer for the police department, said three subjects allegedly entered a home in the mobile home park around 7 p.m.

Officers at the scene were told a fight ensued between an occupant of the residence and two of the three subjects. Brown, who entered the mobile home was, reportedly stabbed during that fight, Scarbrough said.

According to residents of the mobile home park, Brown was stabbed with a kitchen knife.

The suspects left the home and Brown collapsed and died.

Scarbrough said no arrests have been made and detectives will continue to investigate the crime.

Everage urges anyone with information on the incident to call the police department at 566-0500 or the Secret Witness Line at 566-5555.

While detectives were still gathering evidence, officers from the TPD were involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 11:30 p.m.

Officer John Jerkins was on patrol when he tried to stop a suspect vehicle, but was unable to because of "traffic congestion."

Jerkins later spotted the car and when he got behind it, the driver increased his speed.

He notified dispatchers he was in pursuit of a vehicle heading north on U.S. 231 and the driver was refusing to stop.

As he got closer to Montgomery County, Jerkins had the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Alabama State Troopers notified, along with the Pike County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver eventually stopped at the rest area just inside the Montgomery County limits and the suspects fled on foot toward a wooded area.

Jerkins was able to capture the passenger, Author James Curry, 27, of Ramer, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

The driver was not located.

Everage expressed appreciation to the agencies which assisted his department during the pursuit.