Man denied bail after being charged with attempted murder


A 25-year-old Riviera Beach man was denied bail Sunday morning on charges that include attempted murder with a firearm following an incident in Lake Park overnight Friday.

Mardaris Tavaris Brown, who also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during a felony, had been arrested after a brief foot chase. Authorities said Brown was attempting to flee police in a Nissan Versa, crashing the vehicle near the intersection of Water Tower Road and North Congress Avenue.

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Early Friday morning, Brown allegedly shot a man in the area of Division Avenue and Sixth Street in West Palm Beach. The victim, who is expected to survive his injuries, is one of 13 people who’ve been shot - one fatally - within the city limits since Oct. 20. The 13th person was shot late Saturday night mere blocks from the incident authorities say Brown was involved in — a man was shot in the 900 block of Abraham Avenue.

Appearing before Judge Gregory M. Keyser on Sunday, Brown acknowledged through his attorney that because of the seriousness of the charges, he was not entitled to bond at that hearing and would attend a full bond hearing later at the courthouse downtown. He remains in Palm Beach County Jail.

Staff writer Olivia Hitchcock contributed to this article.



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