Woman found dead at Brewton E.R. Sunday; person of interest in custody

Published 10:34 am Monday, June 13, 2016

A Brewton woman was found dead inside a vehicle at the Brewton emergency room Sunday.

Law enforcement has not released any details of the death at this point; however, sources have identified the woman as Marsha Crawley.

Crawley was allegedly beaten to death before being left inside the vehicle at D.W. McMillan Hospital sometime Sunday.

As of Monday morning, authorities have not released where the crime occurred or the agency in charge of the investigation.

Sources also report a person of interest – 38-year-old Johnny Jermaine Johnson of Flomaton – was identified later



Sunday afternoon. Johnson was taken into custody after a three-hour manhunt Sunday evening. The hunt began near Fannie Church Road and ended in an area between Ala. Hwy. 31 and Junction Road.

Johnson is currently being held without bond in the Escambia County Detention Center on charges of first-degree escape and revocation of community corrections.

The multi-agency effort included officers from the Brewton and Flomaton police departments, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Offices in Alabama and Florida, as well as K-9 units from the Century (Fla.) Correctional Institute, the Santa Rosa Correctional Institute and Holman Prison.

The Brewton Standard will update this story as more information becomes available.