November 26, 2014

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Two brothers charged in stabbing of teen

William Brown-Nettles

William Brown-Nettles

Tyree Brown

Tyree Brown

ELYRIA — Two men have been charged in connection with the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy early Wednesday.

William Brown-Nettles, 23, and his brother, Tyree Brown, 20, were both charged with felonious assault Thursday after an incident that happened early Wednesday when police said Brown-Nettles stabbed a 15-year-old boy in the back.

Officers came to the 300 block of 11th Street around 1 a.m. Wednesday where they found the teenager with a stab wound that punctured one of his lungs.

He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was in stable condition Wednesday.

The boy told police he had gotten into an argument with Brown earlier in the evening. Around 12:45 a.m. the teenager ran into Brown and his brother, Brown-Nettles around the 300 block of 11th Street and the two started arguing, according to police.

Brown sprayed the boy with pepper spray and Brown-Nettles stabbed him in the back before the two men ran away, leaving the 15-year-old at the scene, police said.

Police said the 15-year-old and Brown have known each other for a while.

This is not the first time Brown-Nettles has been charged with a violent crime.

In 2010, he was convicted of breaking into Judge David Basinski’s home in Elyria where he tried to rummage through items in the house before Basinski’s wife, Ellen, hit him in the head with a saucepan.

Brown-Nettles pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary, robbery, three counts of theft and assault and sentenced to probation by Judge James Miraldi. At the sentencing, Miraldi told Brown-Nettles that if he got in trouble again, he was facing an eight-year sentence.

After the recent incident, Brown and Brown-Nettles were taken to Lorain County Jail. Brown-Nettles was being held on a $50,000 bond Wednesday until his court appearance at 1 p.m. Thursday in Elyria Municipal Court.

Brown was being held without bond. He has a court appearance Friday morning at Elyria Municipal Court.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.

  • Sis Delish

    Out of the frying pan and into the Fire for Brown…

  • It has to stop

    Brown-Nettles has evolved from his past experience with a pan upside his stupid noggin.
    Have someone pepper spray the victim for you then stab said victim. Couple of losers here.

  • ms.B

    What a shame that was my son

  • luvmytoaster

    She should have hit him harder!

  • Adam Elshown Nettles

    First off my brothers aren’t losers and if the stupid reporter had gotten her story right my brothers were being jumped by multiple teenagers, so what would you do when you fear for your life?

    • Timothy Jamar Jackson

      They lucky the police got em before i got em ur brothers sum bitches yeah that was son

      • Adam Elshown Nettles

        Tf u mean before u got em tf u bout to do

    • Jeff

      pepper spray a 15 year old before you stab him when it is 2 on 1…not losers…REALLY..are you kidding me…….i’m sure you will be seeing them in jail soon. sounds like the family has many issues. tell your bros to be nice to big bob while they are locked up.

      • Bob

        First off. I am not Big Bob.. LOL

        Jeff don’t you know it’s everyone else fault. I am sure the victim had it coming to him.

        That being said. Adam’s story might have some truth to it. Why was a 15 yo out after midnight on a school?? Sound to me like he was up to know good.

        But 2 on 1 is a touch much. If the brothers were being jumped. Then just use the pepper spray and get away. Why stab someone after you pepper sprayed them??

        • Jeff

          OK…the other big bob. ya know the 300 lb bald guy who no one will shower with ?? LOL i agree.He shouldn’t have been out that late. What they did was more of an act of a coward.

        • Adam Elshown Nettles

          According to what my sources know for a fact it was 6-8 teens against my two brothers

          • Bob

            Not saying you aren’t telling the truth. I wasn’t there and don’t know what happened.

            But why would 6 to 8 teens run away from a can of pepper spray and one person with a knife??

            Seem to me that if there that many people against two brothers. We might be reading a whole other story.

            Again I wasn’t there. Just saying your sources story doesn’t add up. Not saying you are lying. I am saying your source might be lying.

          • Young Teen

            Okay maybe they were jumping them why spray and stab and not spray and run? If they can spray, stab and get away they can just spray and get away… why only one teen sprayed and stabbed and not more than one if it was 6-8 ?

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    • Otter

      Jumped by multiple teenagers, yet not a mark on them. Why didn’t they use the pepper spray on them, if they were fearing for their lives.

      • Young Teen

        EXACTLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Starryeyes63

      and robbing a judges house??? yeah they must be innocent.

    • Joe Smith

      How do you stab someone in the back while you are defending yourself? If he was stabbed in the back, he most likely was facing away from them and had a face full of pepper spray on top of that

    • Simon Jester

      Caught and bludgeoned by a judges’ wife while breaking and entering…

      Yeah, your brothers are upstanding super geniuses. Not.

      What does that say about you, defending obvious trash??

    • luvmytoaster

      Really? A 23 year old stabs a 15 year old and we should feel sorry for the aggressor(s)? There is no mention of your brothers being jumped by “multiple teenagers”……

  • Jimmy James

    More criminal thugs. Looks like they had a history of violence. Yea stabbing someone in the back while being peppersprayed sounds like self defense,,,smh, to bad judges wife didnt have a 12 gauge to his head instead of a pan, waste of lives

  • Chosen1

    If it makes you feel better adam elshown nettles….your brothers are winners

    • Razorback Twou

      Yea, they won a free trip and room and board for a few years.

  • DonMega

    Looking dumb and doing dumb sh*t must run in the Brown family.

  • Americaschild

    what’s a 15 year old doing out after midnight?!

    • Joe Smith

      Whats 2 adults doing attacking a child in such a cowardly way?

  • Michele From Ohio

    I love the way these dipsh*ts ‘pose’ for their mugshots nowadays. I have noticed this trend since they started putting mugs up on the internet. I hope Tyree has the opportunity to show his new friends in the penitentiary just how tough he is.