TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: AUGUST 15, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of KENDRICK TERRELL BROWN (DOB: 1/27/96; single; and unemployed) of Columbia, South Carolina on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the East Rutherford Police Department under the direction of Chief Dennis Rivelli.
On the afternoon of August 6, 2017, the East Rutherford Police Department received a 9-1-1 call reporting a male with stab wounds located at 300 Route 3 East. Responding officers located the victim, administered first aid, and had him transported to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
The investigation revealed that the victim was the target of a robbery, during which he had been stabbed. Immediately after the robbery and stabbing, three suspects fled the area and traveled back to South Carolina.
As previously reported, two of the suspects were apprehended and arrested: Andrew J. JEFFERSON on August 7, 2017 and Deshun HILL on August 10, 2017. JEFFERSON and HILL were both charged with Attempted Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Robbery and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery and are being held in custody in South Carolina pending extradition to New Jersey.
Kendrick BROWN was arrested on August 14, 2017 by the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Fugitive Task Force and charged with Robbery in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:15-1A(1) and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2A(1)/2C:15-1A(1). BROWN is currently being held without bail at the Lexington County Jail pending extradition to New Jersey.
Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the East Rutherford Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department (South Carolina), and the United States Marshal’s Service for their cooperation in this investigation.