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Both Sides Rest In Brown Trial
Thursday Jul 10, 2014 11:03pm
Centreville, MI

By: Mike Stiles

(CENTREVILLE) – Both sides have rested their cases in the trial of Andy Brown.

Brown is charged with first degree premeditated murder in the October 2, 2013 shooting death of Sturgis accountant David Locey, who was found in his office.

Mark Pendrey, an attorney with the Grand Rapids firm of Miller Johnson took the stand on Wednesday and testified that one of his clients was VIP Auto Body of Coldwater. Pendrey says he met with the Elkins on September 26 about the alleged embezzlement of funds by Brown from their business and what their options were.

Pendrey read a letter for the Court that he sent out on September 30 to Brown, relieving him of his accounting duties with VIP. The letter also asked that Brown not do anything with his computer that may have documentations relating to VIP Auto Body and to also not contact the Elkins or attempt to get into their computers.

Pendrey told St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough he had contacted David Locey about the situation with VIP and the letter. ...... {LISTEN}.

Pendrey says Locey asked for a copy of the letter and why he wanted it. ...... {LISTEN}.

Closing arguments will be heard this morning in St. Joseph County Circuit Court.

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