Kearia Brown, two others charged in Hesperia smoke shop attempted robbery
April 20, 2014 11:38 AM
SHEA JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER

VICTORVILLE • An aide for Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks is scheduled to be arraigned June 16 following her arrest this month in connection with a Hesperia smoke shop attempted robbery, court records show.

Kearia Brown, 25, also known as Kearia Deluna, is Parks’ aide for special event invitations, according to the councilman’s website.

Brown was charged Tuesday with three counts of attempted robbery, along with her husband, Jermaine Brown, 32, and a third suspect, Sterling Ghoston, 25.

The trio were arrested April 11 — initially on suspicion of armed robbery — after two masked men armed with a handgun entered the Best Price smoke shop in the 17200 block of Main Street and later fled in a green van shortly before 10 a.m., according to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officials. The incident set off an hours-long neighborhood manhunt for the suspects.

Sheriff’s officials said that Jermaine Brown and Ghoston were located and apprehended after they abandoned their vehicle, and that the gun was also recovered. Kearia Brown was arrested just before 7 p.m. in a home in the 14000 block of Allendale Circle in Adelanto after authorities served a search warrant there and said they found evidence linking her to the crime.

On Friday, Parks said in a written statement to ABC-7 that his team had “been made aware of the situation and are currently evaluating the circumstances. It is our policy not to comment on personnel matters.”

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