Camden County Man Indicted on Felony Murder, Gun and Drug Charges

22 April 2022

District Attorney Keith Higgins announced today that a Camden County Grand
Jury has returned an indictment charging Varshan Lamont Brown, 47, of Woodbine, with the
offenses of Felony Murder, 2 counts of Aggravated Assault upon a Public Safety Officer,
Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Commission of a Crime by a Convicted Felon
Through Use of a Firearm, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.


The Felony Murder count alleges that while in the commission of an Aggravated Assault upon a
Public Safety Officer, Brown caused the death of Latoya James on May 4, 2021. The counts for
Aggravated Assault upon a Public Safety Officer allege that Brown shot a firearm at Downy
Casey, Jr. and shot a firearm in the direction of Michael Blaquiere, public safety officers who
were executing a search warrant for the Camden County Sheriff’s Office on May 4, 2021.


The indictment resulted from an investigation conducted by the Georgia Bureau of
Investigation. District Attorney Higgins and Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Robert
German will prosecute the case.


Brown is currently incarcerated in the Camden County Jail.


Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District
Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.


Open Records Act Request: Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-18-71(b)(2), the Open Records Officer for the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office is Cathy Browning. Written requests should be submitted to her via email at cbrowning@pacga.org or by mail to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, Attention: Cathy Browning, 210 E. 4th St., Woodbine, GA 31569.
Media Policy: The Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney aims to scrupulously follow the Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct. The office is not ethically allowed to answer many questions posed by reporters, whatever the journalistic merit. The office cannot, for example, discuss an accused party’s criminal history or speculate about the impact of a particular piece of evidence. These rules are in place to ensure a defendant’s rights to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.