Warren Brown St Petersburg, Florida man charged in murder of girlfriend, Sophie Solis. History of ongoing domestic violence and abuse.
A St Petersburg, Florida man has been arrested for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, days after making ‘reduced’ bail after claiming he hadn’t stabbed her earlier that week.
Warren Brown was initially arrested November 9 after allegedly cutting the arms of Sophie Isabelle Solis, his girlfriend, with a knife in a domestic violence incident.
The next day, Brown, 57, got his bail reduced to $15,000. He bailed out of jail. A court order told him not to contact Solis or go within 500 feet of her, or he would risk arrest again, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Just three days later, on Nov. 12, Solis, 43, found Brown in their shared home in the 7300 block of Organdy Drive looking for his checkbook. Solis called police and Brown left.
The next day, Solis signed an affidavit urging officials not to prosecute Brown for allegedly stabbing her. She indicated that she wanted to have contact with Brown.
‘I am not in fear of violence from the defendant,’ Solis indicated on the document.
A week later, Solis would be dead – allegedly at the hands of Brown- according to cops, her ‘stabbed’ body found stashed in the trunk of Brown’s Cadillac by concerned friends.
A history of dysfunctional relationship:
According to a timeline, police say one of the friends saw Solis and Brown together in their home last Tuesday. The next day, Solis told a different friend she would “be right over” ― it’s unclear where, based on the arrest report ― but she never appeared. Later that day, Brown told the friend that Solis was asleep, the arrest report said.
On Thursday, the concerned friends, went to Brown and Solis’ home. They found it ‘in disarray,’ with Solis’ purse ‘in a pile of clutter’.
Amid the chaos, the witnesses found a spare set of keys to Brown’s Cadillac.
They opened the trunk and found Solis’ body.
Also discovered was the victim’s robe covered in blood monogrammed with the name “Warren;” framed photos of Brown and Solis; a leather jacket with “blood, hair and flesh on it.”
Police conducted a search of the home, where upon they blood spatter on the ceiling of two rooms, the arrest report said.
Brown following his arrest, admitted to stabbing Solis and putting her body in the trunk of his car, the arrest report states.
Court records show that Brown and Solis had a dysfunctional relationship for months before the November incidents. In August, Brown was arrested and charged with domestic battery after allegedly punching Solis in the face at their home.
And in June, Brown filed an action in court in an attempt to get Solis to move out of his home. Days later, court records show, Solis filed a domestic violence injunction against Brown.
As of January, no less than 17 calls had been made to police.
Officers with the St. Petersburg Police Department arrested Brown Saturday night on a charge of second-degree murder. He was being held without bail Sunday. It remains unclear how the man was able to receive a reduced bail following his most recent arrest on November 9.
Brown is being held at the Pinellas County Jail.