Oscar Brown Jr. murdered; help needed finding suspects

Published 9:24 am Thursday, July 8, 2021

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

A Davie County man was murdered early on July 2, and investigators are looking for information that could lead to the perpetrators.

The 911 call came in at 12:46 a.m., stating that a man had been shot on Boone Lane, a dirt path off of Willboone Road.

Deputies found Oscar L. “Charlie Brown” Young Jr., 50, on the porch of a residence. He had been shot several times in the abdomen and lower body with a handgun, said Sheriff J.D. Hartment. Young died while being transported to the hospital by Davie EMS.

Hartman said that two or three people were involved. A Honda Accord, red or burgundy in color, drove up the lane where at least one suspect got out of the vehicle. “They got out and started shooting,” Hartman said.

The Honda was driven partially back up the lane. The shooting suspect(s) then stole a Chrysler 300, blue in color, license No. JAD-8946, from the residence. Both vehicles fled the scene. The Chrysler belonged to a third party, Hartman said, and the vehicle had not been located as of Monday evening.

Hartman said that investigators have talked to several persons of interest based on “street rumors,” but no information has been gathered that pinpointed a person or reason for the attack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sheriff’s Lt. Chad Hemmings at 336-751-6238.