March 18, 2022

Pike County officials searching for homicide suspect

Therese Apel

Thomas Earl Brown, Jr.

On Friday, police say a man was shot to death and a suspect is on the run.

Pike County Sheriff’s Office said in a release that they responded to the 1000 Block of Delaney Drive in reference to a shooting. The caller said that her 3-year-old grandson had been shot in the foot and her daughter’s boyfriend, Quran Wells, had been shot in the back twice. Wells later died from his injuries.

Deputies are now searching for the alleged suspect, Thomas Earl Brown, Jr. He is wanted in questioning for the murder of Quran Wells and attempted murder of the child. He is 21, 5′ 8″ tall, weighs 185 lbs, and has black hair and black eyes.

Authorities day Brown is considered armed and dangerous. If anyone knows of the whereabouts of this subject, please call 911, or Central Dispatch at 601-783-2323, Pike County Sheriff’s Office at 601-783-6767, or Pike County Crime Stoppers at 601-869-7141.

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