On Friday, officials released the following statement in regard to the arrest of Steven Andrew Moore in connection to the murder of former Powhatan Point Mayor Marvin Brown:

In 2013, an investigation into the murder of Marvin Brown began. This investigation was very challenging and had actually gone cold several times. However, with the help of the Major Crimes Unit, Chief Investigations Ryan Allar was able to gather enough evidence in the case to successfully indict Steven Moore with one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated burglary, each with a gun specification.

It is important to note that even though Mr. Moore has been indicted, this investigation is still ongoing and we will be pursuing any other possible suspects in this matter.


A second arrest has been made in the murder of former Powhatan Point Mayor Marvin Brown. 

According to court records an arrest warrant was issued Thursday for Steven Andrew Moore, 37, of Belmont County. 

Moore is facing charges of aggravated murder and aggravated burglary.

Brown was murdered in his hunting cabin on German Hill Road on November 18, 2013. He was 73 at the time of his murder. 

After five years with no arrests, an alleged accomplice came forward with information in March. At the time, the man who came forward said he was the shooter. 

That accomplice named Brown’s step-daughter, Meredith Broome, as the instigator in the case. 

The accomplice know details of the murder that were never released, including the position of the body, where the bullet entered, and that the bullet had been taken away. 

There is no word if Moore is the person who came forward to police in March.

He said Broome paid him $12 thousand in cash through another person, who reportedly got the money from Brown’s business accounts.

Just last week, Broome violated her $20 thousand dollar bond after a routine drug test showed she had two illegal substances in her system. 

Broome is behind bars with no bond, while Moore is in the Belmont County Jail under $1 million bond. 

Moore’s preliminary hearing will be held on June 4 in front of Judge John Vavra.