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UPDATE: The U.S. Marshals have captured Raynard Brown, who was wanted by Portsmouth Police for the murder of Jamal Spratley on June 6th. 

Officials say they found Brown hiding in a Newport News home in the 900 block of 17th Street. He was taken into custody without incident. 

Police are now looking for a person of interest in this case. They are searching for Datavius Harris, who also goes by the name "Junior". 

He is known to frequent the city of Portsmouth. He may have vital information about this case. 

Datavius Harris

Datavius Harris

If you know anything about this, please call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

Portsmouth, Va. - Portsmouth Police are searching for the man they say shot and killed another man early Saturday morning.

Just after 3 a.m. police received a 911 call for medical assistance in the 2700 block of Chicago Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found 29-year-old Jamal Spratley of Portsmouth suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso.

Medics arrived on scene and pronounced Spratley dead.

Detectives have charged 33-year-old Raynard Reginald Brown, Jr. of Portsmouth, with 1st Degree Murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

While he's been charged, detectives are still searching for Brown.

He's described as a black man, approximately 6' tall, weighing between 160 and 170 pounds with brown eyes, black hair and multiple tattoos across his chest and arms.

Police think he may be driving a 2007 4-door Infiniti with Virginia license plates VEH-6552.

Brown should be considered armed and dangerous according to police.

Portsmouth Detectives are asking anyone with information on Brown's whereabouts to anonymously call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or to dial 911.

12 comments

  • CryMea River

    3:00 a.m. in Portsmouth. He must have been on his way to work. lol….And another one bites the dust!!!

  • A!Stone!Joy!

    Really starting to think most of these are drive by cop shootings. Costumed white rage in full effect.

    • andanotherthing

      FACTS, EDDSTONE, FACTS. Oh, that’s right, you have none. Just your usual trolling drivel post after post after post…….

    • Go Tides!

      The rest of America should take a break. Cut off welfare, scale back police patrols, stop appeals, cut prison budgets, etc… Let the black criminals exterminate each other and save budget at the same time.

    • darius

      U white pussies been killing since u fuckers got in this country. U pussies kill each other every week as well, its just not put in the media as often and that’s by design.

      • andanotherthing

        That would be “YOU” and not “U”. Or are you simply to lazy to type two extra letters into your race-baiting comment??

  • andanotherthing

    Quite a record with this one………Definitely NOT his first experience with the justice system…..It’s very obvious by all of the “Nolle Prosequi” that he definitely knows how to “play the system” to his benefit…..

    CR01002213-01 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD GRAND LARCENY 10/10/2001 Nolle Prosequi
    CR01002213-02 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD ESCAPE WITH FORCE 11/29/2001 Trial – Judge With Witness
    CR01A02213-02 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD VIOLATION OF PROBATION 11/05/2002 Revoked
    CR02000691-01 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD PWID HEROIN DRR030802 07/02/2002 Nolle Prosequi
    CR02000692-01 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD PWID HEROIN DRR030802 07/02/2002 Nolle Prosequi
    CR02000692-02 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD POSS FIREARM BY VIOLENT FELON 07/02/2002 Nolle Prosequi
    CR02000692-03 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD POSS FIRE W/DRUGS 07/02/2002 Nolle Prosequi
    CR02000692-04 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD POSS FIREARM CONV FELON 07/02/2002 Nolle Prosequi
    CR02000692-05 BROWN, RAYNARD REGINALD ASSAULT AND BATTER LAW OFFICER 07/02/2002 Nolle Prosequi

    • Coop

      same old same old. we all have access to this info. we don’t need you to post it for us. get a life. What you failed to point out is that most of those say Nolle Prosequi which means they weren’t even convicted.. it was thrown out.. genius.

      • Timmmy_McFadden

        Uh-oh, looks like someone opened up a box of “DinDu Nuffins”, individually wrapped treats filled with MILK-CHOCOLATELY goodness! My personal favorite is the “Michael Brown DinDu Nuffins”.

      • andanotherthing

        Actually, genius, it means that the charges can be brought back when, and if, the prosecuting attorney feels there is enough evidence to proceed. It is NOT a complete dismissal of charges.

  • Timmmy_McFadden

    Uh-oh, looks like someone opened up a box of “DinDu Nuffins”, individually wrapped treats filled with MILK-CHOCOLATELY goodness! My personal favorite is the “Michael Brown DinDu Nuffins”.

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