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Port Charlotte man found guilty of kidnapping jogger in 2019

Victor Brown Jr.
Posted at 11:33 AM, Jun 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-17 05:29:39-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A Port Charlotte man accused of attempting to kidnap a woman while she was running in a park was found guilty Thursday.

25-year-old Victor Brown Jr. was sentenced to 8 years in prison followed by 10 years probation for false imprisonment.

Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies say the incident happened on November 07, 2019. They say a man wearing a ski mask forced a woman into the woods near Ollie Park, and during a scuffle, his blood got on her shirt.

The blood was analyzed and linked to Brown through a CODIS hit.

Detectives also discovered Brown was living approximately fifteen hundred feet away from where the incident happened.