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Man charged with
assault and stalking

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

An 18-year-old Platte County man faces a variety of charges after a 17-year-old female reported alleged multiple incidents against him.

Harrison S. Brown, of the 9200 block of N Hwy. in Platte County, is charged with felonies of alleged domestic assault and aggravated stalking, as well as misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

He is being held on $75,000 cash-only bond. His attorney has filed a motion requesting a bond reduction and a hearing on that matter is set for this week.

According to court papers, the 17-year-old female on April 3 ran away from Brown’s residence after being there since December. She reported to the Platte County Sheriff’s Department that while living with Brown, he forced her to have sex with him against her will, physically abused her, and held her against her will by threatening to shoot her if she attempted to leave.

The female said Brown also killed a small dog with his bare hands by choking it in front of her in the house. The puppy had been given to the girl by one of her male friends.

In court documents, the victim alleges that Brown had not allowed her to speak with her family or friends without the phone being on speaker so that he could monitor the call. She said she lost contact with her parents for more than a month and a half at times due to Brown not allowing her to call them and hiding her cell phone.

She alleges that when Brown had friends over, he would physically force her to stay in the bedroom for more than four hours. If she tried to come out of the bedroom when company was over, Brown would physically push her back into the room and shut the door, she said.

The 17-year-old female also alleges that Brown slapped her with an open hand on a regular basis and would occasionally kick her with his bare feet. She alleges Brown made handgun gestures with his hands on an almost daily basis while telling her he was going to kill her. She told authorities she feared for her life and quit fighting Brown off from sex as she alleges she was choked around the neck several times in the past five months “to the point she almost passed out,” according to the allegations filed with the court. She also told of Brown using marijuana in the home.

Brown was contacted by sheriff’s detectives on April 10 and declined to provide a statement regarding the allegations. A search warrant was later served on Brown’s residence. Authorities say they located a dead small brown dog inside a small pet carrier, as described by the victim. Authorities also say baggies of suspected marijuana were located in the home, as well as smoking pipes and a glass bond, digital scales, grinders, and “suspected marijuana hash.”