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Charlottesville shooting suspect in April 9 homicide turns himself in

Crystal Graham
Sidney Montcellus Stinnie
Sidney Montcellus Stinnie

A Charlottesville man wanted in connection to an April 9 homicide turned himself in to police this morning without incident.

Sidney Montcellus Stinnie is currently being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

Charlottesville Police Department detectives obtained arrest warrants for Stinnie on Thursday in the murder of 31-year-old Deqwane Brown. The victim was found inside a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the area of 12th Street and Rosser Avenue.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

The charges against Stinnie include:

  • 18.2-32 – Second degree murder
  • 18.2-53.1 – Use or display of a firearm in commission of a felony
  • 18.2-308.2 – Violent felon in possession of a firearm

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280 or Crime Stoppers tip line at (434) 977-4000.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.