Arrested on false pretense
Thirty-seven year-old Charles Jerrell Brown of Gulfport has been arrested on the charge of false pretense.
Investigators have determined Brown met an alleged victim to purchase some jewelry. He reportedly gave the victim over $1,000 in counterfeit bills in exchange for the jewelry. When confronted about the counterfeit bills, Brown fled the scene.
During the follow-up investigation, Brown was developed as the suspect. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility to be held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.