A preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday, July 17 for a suspect in a 2011 South Whitehall burglary and shooting has been postponed until Tuesday, July 31.
The suspect, Terrance Jamal Brown of Philadelphia, is accused of taking part in the April 2011 burglary of a home at 2998 South Drive and the shooting of Jermaine Herod, one of the occupants.
According to the arrest affidavit filed by South Whitehall police, Brown was arrested in February and charged with aggravated assault, robbery, burglary, recklessly endangering and criminal conspiracy.
In the early morning hours of April 25, 2011, three armed men wearing masks entered the home of Linden Herod through a basement window and “herded the father, mother, three sons and a juvenile cousin into an upstairs bathroom,” the affidavit says. They robbed the family at gunpoint and after trying to get Jermaine, the oldest son, to tell them the location of a safe, they kicked him in the head.
Jermaine was the last one into the bathroom and six shots were fired through the bathroom door, including some that hit him. The robbers fled and family members took Jermaine to the hospital where he was treated.
The preliminary hearing for Brown is rescheduled for 11 a.m. July 31 in Central Court at the Lehigh County Courthouse.