Fall River woman charged with murder in weekend stabbing

Adrienne Brown, whose face was partially covered by a hood, was arraigned on Monday.

FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — A woman who was sought by police in connection with a weekend homicide in Fall River is being held behind bars.

Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn said Adrienne A. Brown turned herself in early Monday morning to Fall River Police, after disappearing from the scene of the crime.

According to Fall River police, a 53-year-old man was stabbed outside a Third Street home around 3 p.m. Saturday. The victim was identified as Brian Jones of 215 Whipple Street, Fall River. Jones was taken to St. Anne’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Neighbors said Jones was a good person who worked hard as a truck driver — and that the entire incident is a tragedy.

Brown, 37, of 477 Third Street, left the scene of the crime, and police said they searched several addresses for her — including in Lakeville and North Carolina, where she has friends.

Prosecutors said officers called Brown on her cell phone Saturday, but that she did not want to return to the scene.

Adrienne Brown, 37, (left) turned herself in Monday to Fall River Police. Police also want to question her daughter, Quaneja Dkayla Groce-Brown (right). (Fall River Police Department)
Adrienne Brown, 37, (left) turned herself in Monday to Fall River Police. Police also want to question her daughter, Quaneja Dkayla Groce-Brown. (Fall River Police Department)

Brown turned herself in Monday and was arraigned on charges of murder and aggravated assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

A judge revoked her bail Monday due to two separate pending assault charges against her, officials said. She is now ordered held on $500,000 in relation to Jones’ death.

According to court documents obtained by Eyewitness News, Brown has two open assault cases — both against the same 43-year-old victim, a friend of hers.

Records indicate that the first assault was in May of 2014, and that Brown was accused of punching the woman in the face during an argument.

The second assault happened two weeks later, when Brown told the victim to stay away from her home and then punched her in the face, court documents revealed.

In both cases, the victim went to the hospital

Brown is due back in court June 29 for a probable cause hearing.

Police are also seeking Brown’s 19-year-old daughter for questioning.

Brown’s lawyer says she is innocent.

Annie Shalvey contributed to this report.

Comments are closed.