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Charlottesville Man Charged in Woodland Drive Murder

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Charlottesville police have made an arrest in connection to an ongoing murder investigation in the city. But there are still many unanswered questions in last month's Fry's Spring killing.

Tuesday night police arrested a man in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Jarvis Brown. But this isn't the first time the man police say is responsible has been in trouble with the law.

Tsaye Lemar Simpson, 21, is charged with first-degree murder in connection to Brown’s death. Brown's body was found on Woodland Drive on October 17, and his family is still grieving his death.

"I never thought I would be putting my kid in the ground," Earl Wise, Brown's father, said. "At 22 I prayed he would live longer than me."

The murder suspect, Simpson, was already in jail on unrelated charges at the time of his arrest, and is now being held without bond. This isn't Simpson's first time in trouble - back in 2009 he stole a car and led police on a high-speed chase that eventually ended with the car landing on the roof of a Charlottesville home.

Police aren't releasing a motive or saying whether Simpson and Brown knew each other, but Brown's father says his family has never seen Simpson before.

Even with an arrest in the case, police are still asking for your help. If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

Charlottesville Police Department Press Release

Charlottesville Police have arrested Tsaye Lemar Simpson, a 21 year old Charlottesville resident, with First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in the October 17th murder of Jarvis Brown.

Simpson was arrested on November 5, 2013 at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Joint Security Complex where he was being held on unrelated charges. Simpson continues to be held with no bond.

The investigation is on-going and Police are requesting that anyone with additional information on this case call Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.

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