February 24, 2017
On 2/22/17 at approximately 0212 Santa Rosa Deputies responded to the 6400 block of Eva Street in reference to a 911 call regarding a physical domestic disturbance. According to the caller, he had struck his wife in the head with a hatchet during the altercation.
Upon arrival deputies made contact with Todd Michael Brown as he was exiting the residence. Deputies ordered Brown to the ground which he complied. After searching Brown for weapons he was detained and placed in the back seat of a patrol car.
Deputies then entered the residence and discovered the victim, Jamie Pogreba-Brown lying on the kitchen floor with severe trauma to her head. Deputies searched the residence for further threats and then requested EMS to enter to tend to the victim. Jamie Brown was later transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola where she succumbed to her injuries.
During a post Miranda interview, Todd Brown stated he and his wife got into a verbal argument while on the front porch of their residence over owing his parents $4,000.00. Todd further stated the two went inside the residence and continued the argument. While inside the home, Todd went to the master bedroom and his wife went to the kitchen. When asked, Todd admitted to hitting his wife in the head with a hatchet.
Brown was arrested and charged with homicide.