Woman missing after boyfriend accused of killing man with special needs, police say

Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Newton County Sheriff's Office

The girlfriend of a suspect wanted for allegedly running over and killing a developmentally disabled man after a Fourth of July dispute has been reported missing, authorities said.

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Deputies in Newton County, Georgia, said Kendra Browning is likely with her boyfriend Joshua Anderson, and her family believes she could be in danger, WSB-TV reported.

Anderson has been wanted since Thursday, when he allegedly ran over 20-year-old Kevin Marshall on a residential street near Covington before speeding off.

Witnesses said Anderson and Marshall got into a fight at Browning's home on North Lake Drive. Bystanders broke up the scuffle, but as Marshall walked home, Anderson allegedly got into his Toyota pickup truck, sped down the road and ran him down, according to WSB-TV's report.

Marshall’s mother told the station her son had the mental capacity of a 13-year-old.

“He wasn't doing anything. He wasn't doing nothing,” Robbie Marshall said. “He was such a sweet boy. He wouldn't harm nobody. ... This man got in his truck and he ran over my son and he killed him.”

Deputies said Browning likely left with Anderson willingly, but it’s unclear whether she knew he was wanted on a murder charge after the hit-and-run.

Police said Anderson should be considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a gray 2001 Tacoma with heavy front-end damage and Georgia license plate DGF633.

Anyone who knows Anderson or Browning’s whereabouts is asked to call Newton County deputies at 770-784-2100 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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