…he's deployed about every year and a half. …He was in Afghanistan. Sarah: I have two daughters now. Willie Brown was arrested on Sept.15, 2012, for the crimes he committed against Briana. Michael Maultsby: Furthermore, you'll notice that it has a broken trigger guard. In fact, I've dealt with him before. D.A. 48 Hours. Anthony Ramirez: He said that he was … sexually assaulted or molested as a child -- and that's why he couldn't carry out these acts. Det. Anthony Ramirez: I have a hunch that he is connected to more … Ultimately … it comes down to what we're able to prove. By BloodHorse Staff Overnight purses have been reduced in advance of the start of the Oaklawn Park meet, a 57-day run which will begin Jan. 22. Sarah: I don't sleep because it still comes to me a lot at night. So I know I can't do anything yet. She will see the view that you and Sophie see. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: … the Kangaroo Gas Station had really good surveillance. Sarah Lejeune is a writer, artist and urban planner who lives in Topanga. Anthony Ramirez: He had gotten to a point where he didn't worry about law enforcement. You guys got him." 13:36:46 I just found the first gas station and pulled in there, and jumped outta my car and ran in all bloody and bruised up … and said, "I need to call 911.". He was just standin' there with a gun pointed at me. She’s a stay-at-home mother who used to work in arts management, after earning a bachelor’s degree in dance and choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in arts management from Drexel University. Sarah had met Kirk Harris, a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune, and the two quickly fell in love. Maryann: He had been in Afghanistan for six months. Maryann: I just kept my head down. I went to 103, I banged on the door and nobody answered. He knew I was in the house alone. The attacker had vanished, taking Briana's wallet with all her credit cards. “It’s just brought joy to our lives and something we enjoy doing together,” said … When they got back to the house, the intruder followed Maryann inside. Det. Incredibly, just minutes earlier, Briana's roommate and four buddies had left the house for a beer run. Her words surface at unchosen moments with a kind of clarity they never had when she was alive. He was facing a total of 33 charges including first-degree rape, kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon. Among the people they spoke with was a woman we will call Carla. So that's one less person down in this world who could hurt women. Maryann: And then I finally get the courage to open up the door, he was gone. Anthony Ramirez: …we had, actually, an excellent visual. What investigators learned next was jaw dropping. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Sharon Lynn Ritter LeJeune, 64, who died Friday, July 4, 2014 at 3:05 a.m. in Iota surrounded by her loving and devoted family and friends. And there was a gun on top of the shoebox. Det. …and then me having the guilt about … what happened to her. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: For the first month, it was just information gathering stage. Briana: It took 18 stitches. Fearing for her son's life, Maryann did exactly what she was told. Fortunately, Sergeant Major Sarah Thornton, ret'd from the USMC, one of our past presidents of the Women Marines Association, retrieved and held onto the book from 1950 until 1977. "If there's a crime involving a spouse or a dependent of a Navy or Marine Corps member, our job is to vigorously pursue the perpetrator … that is a big piece of what we do," says NCIS Special Agent Heather Powers. Briana: I just don't get how, especially in a small neighborhood, in a military neighborhood, like, nobody saw anything. Maryann: It was hard. …she was attacked in the middle of the night when she thought she was alone in the house. …We waited on the sexual assault charges until we had … further proof. …And we took that evidence … to Det. But I had nothing to do with this.". …And -- he said, "Well, it's payday." Anthony Ramirez: She was panicked … She had taken a good hit to the face. J.B. Beavers, a retired Marine colonel who headed educational services at Camp Lejeune from 2001 to 2006, rejected requests from online for-profits … Brown had managed to get the job through an outside contractor. Sarah: I think I was more scared for my baby's life. She needed to take six weeks off without pay to care for her husband, a financial strain she wasn’t sure she could handle. Special Agent Heather Powers : The sheer bravery that it took on each of their parts is nothing short of amazing. Where you sit there in the comfort of your home with your children, you look up, and there's someone you don't know wearing a ski mask, holding … a gun, and threatening you and your children. The Jacksonville Police Department took the lead in the investigation, as all of the attacks occurred off base. …I was at home with just my son. Nova Scotia, Canada. Now you are a mother without a mother, as she was. Christine | Sarah's mother: …he didn't only do this to my daughter, but he did it to my grandbaby, too. CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WBTV) - Chapel Hill has become the third in North Carolina to pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections since the end of House Bill 142. Briana: [cries] I knew it wasn't right. NCIS and Jacksonville police were determined there would be no other victims. Det. I mean there were bloody handprints everywhere, nobody came. You mourn Eva when you are alone at the supermarket. I had a panic button [laughs] with the security system. Someone is in my house!". Police and NCIS say Briana's instinct to flee most likely saved her from being raped. …he deploys for seven months at a time. Sarah: … just a huge relief, to know he was off the streets and he wouldn't do this to anybody else. A little over a month after the assault, Sarah welcomed a healthy daughter, Emma. … I picked up my son … I'm holding him in my lap on the floor. Briana: When they said guilty … I remember everyone was just crying. And he would work in different buildings. D.A. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: He was denying everything … And that's when you can kinda see his tension came out. And then someone shook me. He got picked up for work and I kinda drifted back to sleep. …And then I just felt a smack across my face and it made my head turn 'cause it was so sharp. Briana: I was hurt more than I thought 'cause I dripped blood from here all the way through the living room. Det. …so that the military member who is overseas fighting for our country doesn't have to worry about their spouse at home. Find Sarah Lejeune for free! With Sarah LeJeune, Victoria Jackson, Judah Duncan, Amaris Kirby. …I was just like "Yeah … Those are mine. He was like, "I'm sorry for these-- victims. There was pervasive fear really. …Sarah also reported … that part of a trigger mechanism broke off and was lodged in her clothing. Five of those women were spouses of Marines. 'Cause … I used to sleep naked. It happened instantaneously. Sarah: He came in about two minutes after my husband left, he was around that mornin'. Briana: I have a special bond with Sarah because of our attack happening the same night. …he said, "Well, you can get it from a ATM." Remember, Briana was able to escape from Brown, just a few of hours before he assaulted Sarah. So the neighbors actually across the street, at 310 came out and said they heard me screaming … as soon as I saw him I got down [on her knees] and I was screaming for help. And I had to verify if those pictures were mine. Just hours after taking Briana's statement, Detective Ramirez got a call about another assault. Det. D.A. Det. Anthony Ramirez: We spent six months in a private room where we were able to set up kind of shop. The Arkansas track is making the move due to limiting attendance because of social distancing requirements because of COVID-19. But still, like arrow, I'll rise.". And he had black motorcycle gloves on. Maryann: I'm walking around the corner. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Anthony Ramirez: At that point …we were starting to make the assumption that these cases were probably connected. She is survived by three daughters, Katherine Johnson LeJeune, Dee Dee and husband Jimmy Wall and Rosemary and husband John Chemin; a sister, Sarah Lockwood; brother, Sam A. Michelli; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. …the light turned on and I thought it was my husband … And it ended up not bein' my husband. Sarah: I saw a man in, like, the entryway to my bedroom. So that's one of the things that I was tasked to do. A media spokesperson for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has confirmed that Sarah Harris, 29, of Greensboro, died Thursday. Sharonne Lanier: The Actress is the star of the new Christmas film, Miracle on Highway 34, and portrays Rosa Parks in the upcoming film Son of the South, executive produced by Spike Lee. …I paid very close attention. Maryann: I think about it all the time. Special Agent Heather Powers: We had been alerted that there had been two … assaults off base. Anthony Ramirez: We found photographs of Maryann's son on the cell phone. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: The map that we had … we had different color of thumbtacks for locations of the attacks. Michael Maultsby: It was one of the few times I felt like, "Judge, I need to leave the courtroom, 'cause if this isn't a good verdict, I don't know how I'm gonna react.". Briana: And when they came back, everyone was confused. We're 100% free for everything! …I was running. And that's how they get caught. You wish your mother Eva could see this view. Melancon Funeral Home, Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel, 4117 N. University Ave., Carencro, (337) 896-3232, is in charge of arrangements. I was bleeding everywhere. Anthony Ramirez: We … attempted to interview almost every victim that we were able to say that we thought may have had a connection. Special Agent Heather Powers: All of the sexual assaults happened off base and the Jacksonville Police Department has primary jurisdiction off base. D.A. …Quite honestly, I didn't know what to expect. Sarah: My husband worked on Camp Lejeune. Det. After years of planning, infantry Marines are finally getting their hands on small arms suppressors aimed at helping combat units avoid detection while firing on enemy positions.. Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the first 13,700 Knight's Armament Company suppressors designed for M4 and M4A1 carbines and M27 infantry automatic rifles to Marines at Camp Lejeune, … Special Agent Joshua Lawson | NCIS: I received a phone call from my supervisor saying that there was some incidents that occurred in Jacksonville. That's when they decided to pool all their resources and form a task force. Michael Maultsby: The North Carolina Crime Lab's trace section took this broken piece and the remaining piece, and looked at them under a comparison microscope and found that they were a match. The task force began working the leads on Briana and Sarah's cases. This is the smoking gun. Sarah: I had my phone under my pillow in my bed. The link that connected the cases together came when Briana Murphy was shaken awake by an intruder shortly after 1 a.m. Briana still lives in the house where she was attacked. Maryann's attacker had now been in the house for more than two hours. That’s the predicament in which Allison (Sarah LeJeune, who also edited the movie), an aspiring dental assistant, finds herself. Sarah LeJeune; her daughter; Locations: Items: Vehicles: Synopsis for "The Resurrection of Papa Jambo" In Haiti, a being known as Dramabu the Death-Lord is using his voodoo powers to raise the dead. Det. …the person that we were looking for was Mr. Willie Abner Brown. Over the next 14 months, there were a series of unsolved – and seemingly unrelated assaults. © 2018 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. …and the Jacksonville Police Department has primary jurisdiction off base. You hum Eva’s favorite song, the British Navy hymn sung at sea burials, remembering how she sang off-key. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: …from the point where the transaction was made until Sarah's sexual assault … it was pretty close in proximity as far as the time, within maybe 20 minutes or so. Her hair and arms stretch over her head towards the sea in descending bluffs. …I wait and I wait and I wait … I tried to look underneath the bedroom door. Det. Briana: I remember being … tired and you know you're about to fall asleep. But each day gets better for these brave women. D.A. Anthony Ramirez: In fact …he wouldn't allow us into the interview room to take him into custody. On March 3, 2014, Willie Brown went on trial for the crimes against Maryann, Briana, Sarah and the victim known as Carla. They recently reunited for the first time since the trial ended. I have lotta nightmares. Then to find she has lost weight and her life is now complete- husband and kids aside. He was just standin' there with a gun pointed at me. I was bleeding everywhere. Sarah: I recognized him. …she said she wasn't able to recall a whole lot details about the attacker … 'cause it was dark in her room. And knows who's living there, when they leave, when they're gone. …I kept waiting for something to strike my back. Just three days after the attacks on Briana and Sarah, the investigators were anxious to apprehend him. This was trash. Sarah LeJeune's family moved to Nashville, Tennessee where she began pursuing the stage at the age of 11. …I immediately opened the door … So I skipped this house and came straight to this house and I immediately started banging on the door screaming for help. Briana: …when he hit me … I coulda very easily been knocked out. Briana and Sarah share a unique bond. You forgive her now for her scornful wit; the sharpness softens with the distance of death. Michael Maultsby: They were lookin' to see if Willie Brown was in fact a suspect. Why is Briana bleeding?". "It was just like something out of a movie," Maryann says of the assault. He is my best friend. Anthony Ramirez: And he came back and said… "Yeah. …He tried to shut the door on Agent Lawson. Interment will I'm married to a great guy. Maryann: He told me to use soap and wash myself good. Special Agent Heather Powers: When the first rape occurred, it was off base. … Sarah's DNA was found along this broken trigger guard, as well as inside the barrel. …I tried to scream. I had to go through the rain to get to the rainbow … that's the way I see it. …He had three prior felony convictions and several misdemeanor convictions. Special Agent Heather Powers: Camp Lejeune is a big part of the Jacksonville, North Carolina community. Anthony Ramirez: That was our real first investigative lead … at that point. You may kill me with your hatefulness. …my husband could only leave the house during the daytime [laughs]. You bought the little house with money Leo gave you. Michael Maultsby: Willie Brown was sentenced to prison for a very long time … over 400 years. …we were able to say through physical evidence that there was a total of four that we knew that he was connected with. Interment in Greenoaks Memorial Park. https://www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com/obituary/joseph-baron Birth of Sarah LeJeune. I've always had a hard time sleeping when my husband's gone. There was no witnesses. He was due to come home in a couple weeks. Det. Briana: He asked me … "Do you think it was your roommate?" Elizabeth Benoit. Moments later Briana's roommate and his friends returned. …I actually told him my credit card was in my car … we didn't have weapons in the house. Sarah: I was just really sad inside. …He asked me my name/ my husband's name, where my husband worked, what he did. …like somebody had unscrewed it and took it away. Lou Eliopulos | NCIS Investigative Review Specialist: This is everyone's nightmare. …I remember him havin' … a bandana over his face, like coverin' his nose so I could only see his eyes. Sarah: I wanted to testify. Det. …And when I came downstairs, it was like the "Twilight Zone." That's what we're there for. Sarah: I was in a lotta pain. …I kept -- 'cause he made me face the wall in the shower. Maryann: So I went to go out front. But even with all this evidence, could NCIS and Jacksonville Police get a conviction? …He was crying. And my instinct was … I can see the door was open, so I just rolled over as fast I can and I ran. Det. daughter. Special Agent Heather Powers | NCIS: NCIS is a multi-faceted agency. Maryann: We live in a military town where lots of wives cheat on their husbands. I knew that it was it was connected to me. LAFAYETTE Funeral services will be held Friday, June 17, 2016 at an 1100 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Evangeline Memorial Gardens Chapel in Carencro for Evon Lori Lejeune, age 89, the former Evon Lori Broussard, who passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Courtyard Manor in Lafayette. …I really, really wanted to crash the car. Maryann: I got a phone call saying that they've caught him. …But ultimately once we started discussing the assault on Sarah -- his demeanor changed very, very rapidly. Anthony Ramirez: We suspected that … this is the gun that was used, obviously, in the following two assaults. …I didn't know if this was gonna be connected or not. And do not get me started on the dating profile "she has to be cool and hot- doesn't exist", her laughing at the guys and the overall catfishing. Briana: I'm in a much better place now than I ever was before. The defendant's DNA, Briana's DNA, and Sarah's DNA were all found on the pistol, Sarah, Briana and Maryann: "We stopped the cycle", California Privacy/Information We Collect. Special Agent Heather Powers: At the time that I was stationed at Camp Lejeune … we had an abundance of sexual assault cases. Copyright 2020 Topanga New Times, Published by Design Like It Matters, Inc. Login to add posts to your read later list. D.A. It matches as far as being the Desert Eagle that Carla described to us. And I thought that he was gonna set me on fire. Sarah: My husband worked on Camp Lejeune. Sometimes you see an old broodmare carrying the sky on her back. Her first book Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved my Life, was published by the House of Anansi Press in 2014. It was really bad. The plastic broken piece from Sarah's evidence was a match -- it fit perfectly, The North Carolina Crime Lab's trace section took the broken piece of the trigger guard and the remaining piece, and looked at them under a comparison microscope and found that they were a match. These much loved traits passed on to another generation may be beautiful, but you yearn to relieve your own infinite loss with the touch of the gentle folding skin at her jawline pressed against you in a kiss. Briana, speaking for all of Brown's victims, addressed him directly. Sarah: He got my dog's retractable leash that was on the porch, and he actually, like, bound my legs and my wrists and stuff with it so I couldn't move, and he raped me a second time while I was bound. I was naked so I was just like, "Help! …We knew it was a girl. Christine: I wanted to take her and just wrap her in my arms and just say, "Sarah, it's gonna be okay." ... native and machine gunner in the Camp Lejeune, ... Sarah … She joins us to discuss her career amidst the pandemic and the importance of aligning yourself with projects that encourage people for the better and for God’s glory. …He had these big, big eyes that were just really recognizable. You dust off your hands with a soft clap of relief. Meggie will be Rambling with Sarah LeJeune who is an actress, director, screenwriter, and editor, known for Fat Chance, Sway, and Deadly Sins. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: We knew at that point, "we got you.". …we were searching his bedroom and found … a coffee can … that had things that he had taken … from different victims. Maryann: …good things about being a Marine wife are the friends, the stability. Besides the cash, the masked intruder fled with Maryann's cell phone. Maryann: I was at home with just my son … And it was, like, 3:00 a.m. Sharon was a … And then when we found out he was deploying again, I was like, "we are moving on base. Just on the other side of the hills is the foggy city where you used to squeeze yourself into the nasty shallow tub that exposed your most tender flesh to the cold damp of morning. Now you lie in water up to your chin, daring to consider hope. …So I was naked. Sarah: It put us close together to know that//it was all pieced together from what happened to us. But nothing really came out. Maryann: My husband's a Marine. We knew we had a connection at that point. …And I'm like, "No, I don't know who did this. Sarah: I think that if I wasn't pregnant I probably woulda fought … a lot harder, and I mighta gotten really hurt … But I think because I was pregnant … I … went into survival mode more for my baby. And I just started crying. Where's the gun?" Maryann: He …told me that he had seen me building a table in my backyard. Special Agent Heather Powers: The mission of Camp Lejeune is to prepare the Marines for war fighting capability so that they can then forward deploy in expeditionary environment, such as Afghanistan, Iraq. [laughs]. Maryann: You have to fight for your story. What's your favorite car?" … It's home to approximately 170,000 people. Det. Det. Briana: So after I left … I ran across the street to 105 … and I banged on the door as well, nobody answered. Anthony Ramirez: I ended up getting a telephone call that day for a break-in and assault that had taken place. Anthony Ramirez: We went back a two-year time span … to … see if there was any connection … as far as with and physical evidence or any … just general circumstances that were similar. …But my son's at home. Anthony Ramirez: It surprised me, quite frankly. On Sept. 11, 2012, Briana was shaken awake by an intruder shortly after 1 a.m. Briana had been pistol whipped by her assailant, Sarah's attack happen hour after Briana's. A woman shot by her husband Sunday morning has died. …he …forced me on the bed and he had me get down on my hands and knees … and he raped me the first time. In an unexpected move, Willie Brown took the stand to defend himself. Michael Maultsby: This airsoft pistol was found … along with the red hooded sweatshirt. … I really hated to see everybody like that because, I mean, we had a baby on the way. She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor Trahan; her parents, Thomas and Hilda Lejeune; and one brother, Linus Lejeune. Sarah: …when he put the gun up to my head and said he was gonna shoot me, that I took a chance that I was either gonna get shot or I could try and really defend myself. D.A. I have two amazing kids. She said she was worried and distracted in the days leading up to his operation and couldn’t concentrate at work. Sarah: We had to do a sexual assault kit and I had to go in to get my baby checked out. JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Santa Claus is dancing from the North Pole to Jacksonville after a woman and her husband made room for more than 1,000 Saint Nick decorations. The Jacksonville Police Department enlisted Prosecutor Mike Maultsby early on in the investigation. Wesley Smith stepped up when his neighbor rushed to the door asking for help with her unconscious husband. At the hospital, Sarah learned the fate of her unborn baby. Lou Eliopulos | NCIS: He's looking at these homes. Sarah: Yeah, we ended the cycle. That morning, her husband left for work sometime after 5 a.m. Sarah: And my husband got picked up for work, and I kinda just drifted back to sleep. And he took my clothes off. Briana: I could hear footsteps. In this little house, your husband Enzo built the bathtub on risers so you could see the mountains through the window while you soak; the ridgeline lies between your feet, and the bathwater reflects the clouds so you are bathing in the sky. Special Agent Joshua Lawson: Let's go get him. Briana: A few minutes later the cops came, the ambulance came. He was just so upset. Briana: And then I just felt a smack across my face and it made my head turn 'cause it was so sharp. And the front porch light wouldn't turn on either. Father of Hubert Lejeune, ... Hagen, Julia Sarah (Lejeune) Krizenesky and Bertha Dorothy (Lejeune) Steen. And do not get me started on the dating profile "she has to be cool and hot- doesn't exist", her laughing at the guys and the overall catfishing. Watch episodes from past seasons of 1,444 Followers, 536 Following, 83 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Sarah LeJeune (@thesarahlejeune) When a serial rapist targets military spouses, agents race against time before he strikes again, The community of Jacksonville, N.C., home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, was terrorized by a serial rapist over a 14-month span beginning in 2011. Michael Maultsby | Onslow County: Goin' into this trial I was concerned. Sarah: That day, when it first happened, I remembered everything about him. Hours after her assault, and still reeling from it, Maryann had to break the news to her husband in Afghanistan. You leave unfolded laundry in piles because you cannot ask your mother how to grieve for a mother. …We were looking to see if we could find a gun. 1771 1771. …I look up and he's right there. …If one of them didn't pan out on the night he wanted to do something, he went to the next person on the list. …I wanted to enjoy my life as a mom with my family. Anthony Ramirez|Jacksonville Police Department: He took good measures to make sure he didn't leave any physical evidence behind. LeJeune had been on Boik’s staff for only five months when her husband needed a kidney transplant. Michael Maultsby: The defendant's DNA, Briana's DNA, and Sarah's DNA were all found on this item. You think the mountain looks like a woman sleeping in peaceful abandon. Among the items recovered were several cell phones. The lie that she believes—that she’s undeserving or incapable of being loved because she’s overweight—leads to the lie she tells when she uses a friend’s photo for her profile picture on an online dating site. You understand at last how to remove a stain, tell a white lie with just the right measure of truth, or forgive a friend just because she is a friend. Ramirez. And then he assaulted me. "He said he was gonna shoot me in the head. You get to mourn for what was, not what might have been. And I said, "We don't have much money." Michael Maultsby | Onslow County: I knew his name right away. …I wanted to do everything that I could to be part of him bein' caught. Det. Anthony Ramirez of the Jacksonville Police Department and NCIS Special Agent Joshua Lawson teamed up to find the serial rapist, The pistol with the missing trigger guard was the smoking gun in the case. But you can still hear. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota for Esther June LeJeune, 89, who died Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:44 p.m. in L Anthony Ramirez: That video surveillance footage showed the suspect wearing a red hooded sweater using Briana Murphy's credit card. Lou Eliopulos: When you have a case like this that occurs … you have no greater case to work and solve. I know who that is. An overweight dental assistant is challenged to find her self-worth when she falls in love with a young man using her attractive friend's picture on an online dating website. Det. Det. Det. Sarah: I had pieces of the gun, it had actually broken off from when he hit me in the face. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary A. Skiljo, whom he married May 4, 1957; two daughters, Paula Rummell, of Pittsburgh, and Marian A Veterinarian Saved my life, maryann and her laugh in Sophie your... 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