St. Petersburg, FL – Less than two weeks after Warren Brown was released on bail after he cut his girlfriend’s arms with a knife, he is under arrest again and charged with her murder.
Brown, 57, was arrested on Nov. 9 on charges that he had committed a domestic violence act against his girlfriend, 43-year-old Sophie Solis, according to The Ledger.
He was able to get his bail reduced to $15,000 and got out of jail the very next day.
The court ordered Brown, as a condition of his release, to stay at least 500 feet away from Solis and not to try to contact her by phone or internet, The Ledger reported.
But Brown ignored both of the court’s conditions and Solis found him inside their shared home in the 7300-block of Organdy Drive North looking for his checkbook on Nov. 12.
She called the police and Brown left their house, The Ledger reported.
The very next day, Solis went to prosecutors and said she didn’t want Brown to be prosecuted for stabbing her and that she wanted him to be allowed to have contact with her.
“I am not in fear of violence from the Defendant,” Solis wrote in an affidavit, according to The Ledger.
The police said it was only another week before they would respond to the couple’s home yet again to find Solis had been murdered.
Tuesday was the last time the couple was seen together and Solis was still alive.
On Wednesday, Solis told a friend she would be right over, but then she never arrived, The Ledger reported.
The arrest report said that Brown told another friend later that day that Solis was sleeping and unavailable.
So a couple of concerned friends went over to the house to check on Solis and found things “in disarray,” according to the arrest report.
They also found her purse “in a pile of clutter,” according to The Ledger.
The friends found a spare set of keys to Brown’s Cadillac in the house and then opened the vehicle’s trunk.
Inside, they found their friend’s dead body as well as a bunch of other evidence, The Ledger reported.
The arrest report said a bathrobe with the name “Warren” monogrammed on it was found covered in blood and a leather jacket was found with “blood, hair, and flesh on it.”
Police searched the home and found blood splatter evidence on the ceiling in two of the rooms, according to The Ledger.
After the police read Brown his Miranda Rights and began questioning him, he admitted to killing Solis and putting her body in the back of his car.
He was arrested by the St. Petersburg Police Department on Saturday night and charged with second-degree murder, The Ledger reported.
Brown remains in custody, held without bail, at the Pinellas County Jail.
Court records showed that Brown and Solis had been in a dysfunctional relationship for most of the year, The Ledger reported.
In fact, St. Petersburg police officers responded to 18 calls from that address in 2019, six of them in November alone, Spectrum News reported.
“Most of them are domestic-related,” St. Petersburg Police Spokesperson Yolanda Fernandez said. “Domestic battery, domestic arguments, injunctions, that sort of thing.”
Brown filed an action in court in June to try and have Solis evicted from his home.
A few days later Solis filed a domestic violence injunction against Brown, The Ledger reported.
Then in August, court records showed Brown was arrested on domestic battery charges after Solis accused him of punching her in the face.