Man Arrested for 2019 Unsolved Murder of Alonzo J. Anthony

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Norristown Police Chief Mark E. Talbot announce the arrest of Rashaan Stevenson, 34, of Reading, on charges of First-Degree Murder in the home invasion homicide of Alonzo J. Anthony on April 2, 2019, in Norristown. He is the second man arrested for this murder.

Norristown Police were dispatched at 10:53 p.m., April 2, 2019, to 307 Fornance Street for a reported shooting. Arriving officers located Anthony in the hallway of his residence deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. A joint investigation by the Montgomery County Detective Bureau and the Norristown Police found that two masked men entered the apartment, fired shots that struck and killed Anthony, and fled from the residence with cash, marijuana and a cellphone.

On Sept. 28, 2019, Brandon M. Thompson was arrested and charged with Second-Degree Murder, Third-Degree Murder, Burglary, Robbery, Person Not to Possess a Firearm and multiple other charges. Since then, detectives have continued to investigate the second man seen in surveillance video running from the apartment. The investigation revealed that Stevenson traveled with co-defendant Thompson from Stevenson’s residence in Reading to the victim’s residence in Norristown and then back again at the time of the murder. Additionally, at 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 215 pounds, Stevenson matches the description of the second man seen in surveillance video running from Anthony’s apartment following the murder.

Stevenson is charged with First-Degree Murder, Second-Degree Murder, Third-Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Burglary, Robbery, Person Not to Possess a Firearm and multiple other charges. He was arraigned today before Magisterial District Judge Gregory Scott. No bail is available for First-Degree Murder, and he was remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 11:45 a.m., Nov. 4, 2020 before Magisterial District Judge Margaret Hunsicker.

 

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