The Prosecutor proved that at about 6am, Brown came out of the woods where he had set up a campsite, and robbed the victim using a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun. The robbery took place in the parking lot of apartments on the 200 block of Mount Pleasant Avenue. In addition to pointing a handgun at the victim, Brown also threatened to the shoot the victim before forcing the victim into the trunk of a vehicle.
Brown took the victim’s driver’s license, credit cards, Apple I phone, computer tablet and other personal items. Over the next few days Brown used the victim's credit card at several places in Essex and Union County.
On July 18, 2014, police captured Brown at a campsite in the woods a few hundred yards from the location of the robbery.
“The defendant’s criminality in this case was a clear and present danger to the community," commented Assistant Prosecutor Jamel Semper.
"This outcome was made possible by the extraordinary work of Sgt. Dennis McCole and Officer Raymond Rosania of the West Orange Police Department along with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
Homicide / Major Crimes Task Force."
No trial date has been set for the Tevlin case.