ROCKINGHAM — Investigators say a man pointed a gun at his ex-girlfriend’s son following an argument.
Patrol deputies were dispatched to a store on Rosalyn Road May 16 “in reference to a subject pointing a gun in the parking lot,” according to a press release issued Wednesday on social media by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
The caller reportedly told the first deputy on scene that her ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Brandon Burris Brown, was arguing with her son and that Brown had pointed a gun at her son.
Brown, of Rockingham, reportedly walked up while deputies were at the store and denied having a gun, instead claiming he was holding a flashlight.
However, according to the sheriff’s office, deputies reviewed security video and saw Brown pointing a black handgun at the alleged victim.
Brown was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of assault by pointing a gun, as well as a count of possession of a firearm by a felon.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail on a $25,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court June 8.
Records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction show Brown is still on parole until Nov. 19. He was released from prison in February after serving 22 months following a 2021 conviction on charges of second degree burglary and breaking and entering vehicles.
Brown was first convicted in June 2014 of delivering or selling a Schedule II controlled substance. His initial probation was revoked three months later when he was convicted of larceny after breaking and entering.
Brown was incarcerated for seven months, but wound up back behind bars less than four months later and served another six months on a post-release revocation.
Records show he was convicted in 2017 of selling a Schedule III controlled substance and in 2018 of communicating threats, possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and violating a protective order. His probation on those convictions was revoked in 2019 and he was incarcerated for three months.
Brown went back to prison on a post-release revocation and while serving that sentence was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in Moore County.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.