Authorities have made an arrest in the Sunday night murder of 80-year-old Norma Smith Brown, Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter told the Rant.
Kenneth Earl Allen, 37, of 207 Rascob Road – near the Glendon community in Moore County – was arrested around 1 a.m. Wednesday on a charge of first degree murder. Allen is also accused of a variety of charges related to the robbery at Brown’s home on Polly Lane. He was placed in the Lee County Jail without bond.
“It’s a good arrest, and we’re confident that we’ve solved this crime,” Carter said Wednesday morning.
According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, Allen was located in a vacant lot at 306 McIver St., which is less than half a mile from where Brown’s car was located following the discovery of her body. The press release indicates that “a tip from the public” led them to Allen.
Another great job from our law enforcement!!
Great work by the SO!
We appreciate your solving this quickly! I worry for all elderly living alone. Thank you for your service!