New details in case of former arena football player charged with murder in Jackson County

Published: Mar. 10, 2020 at 12:35 PM CDT
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HOLLYWOOD, Ala. (WAFF) - We’re learning new information about a murder investigation in Jackson County.

Deputies now say they were called to a reported shooting on Highway 36 in Hollywood just after 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. When deputies and Hollywood city police officers arrived, they found Eric Scott still inside the home, refusing to leave. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Scott was also making threats against the officers.

After some time, deputies used tear gas on the home, but Scott refused to come out. Eventually, officers felt there was someone in danger inside the home and decided to force their way in. Eric Maurice Scott was taken into custody. Anna Grogan Brown was found dead inside.

Scott was charged with murder. His bond has not been set at this time.

Tuesday morning, WAFF 48 confirmed through former team officials that Scott was a defensive lineman with the Tennessee Valley Vipers and Alabama Hammers arena football teams. Records are spotty from the league, but Scott appears numerous times in interviews the WAFF 48 archives between 2008 and 2012.

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