Elderly couple face felony charges

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Bradley Brown [left] and Sharryn Brown
Summerfield, Florida — A 64-year-old man and 70-year-old woman have been arrested on multiple felony charges.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, on July 6, 2014, Deputies Clark and Race responded to the 9800 block of 163rd LN in response to a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, Deputies Clark and Race made contact with Bradley Brown, 64, and his wife Sharryn Brown, 70.

Deputy Clark had to separate the husband and wife due to Sharryn continually yelling at Bradley. Bradley stated that his wife had thrown a glass bowl and ash tray at him during an argument. The glass bowl shattered when it struck Bradley; leaving a laceration on his hand. Deputy Clark noted that there was blood on Bradley’s shirt as well as glass and cigarette butts all over the kitchen floor.

According to reports, the altercation began when Bradley placed Sharryn’s computer on the floor and smashed it with an unknown object.

Deputy Clark asked Sharynn if she had thrown an ashtray at her husband and she stated “F**k yeah I did, I also threw a salad bowl at him.”

According to reports, while speaking with Sharryn she picked up a bottle of wine and began pouring a glass. Deputy Clark advised her to put the bottle down because she was under arrest. Sharryn then yelled, “F**k you , I am not going anywhere.” When Deputy Clark removed the bottle of wine from her hand and placed it on the counter she shoved the deputy away from her. As Deputy Clark placed Sharryn’s left hand in hand cuffs she grabbed a cordless phone off the counter and nearly struck the deputy in the face. Sharryn continued to yell curse words at Deputy Clark as he placed her into the patrol car.

After being placed in the back of the patrol car [she] yelled out to deputies and stated that her husband grows marijuana. Sharryn told deputies the marijuana was being grown in the backyard and they needed to “check it out.”

According to reports, Deputy Clark went into the back yard and found an area between a shed and the house that had been encased in a frosted plastic material. Inside the enclosed space was eight marijuana plants.

Bradley admitted that the plants were his and stated that he had been growing them for his wife. He stated that the marijuana helped his wife during her cancer treatments. It was later learned that Sharryn has been cancer free for 12 years.

When deputies asked Sharryn if she knew growing marijuana was illegal; Sharyyn replied, “F**k yeah! Why do you think we were hiding the plants?” Sharryn stated that she no longer has cancer; she just likes marijuana.

Bradley was charged with Cultivating Marijuana and is currently being held on $2,000 bond.

Sharryn was charged with Cultivating Marijuana, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer and Aggravated Domestic Battery. She is currently being held on $7,000 bond.

[Updated on July 8, 2014 at 8 a.m.]

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