Lehigh Acres homicide suspect held on $2 million bond

Published: May 20, 2020 4:00 PM EDT
Updated: May 22, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

A suspect has been arrested in connection to a Lehigh Acres homicide that happened Sunday in the 3000 block of 25th Street SW.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting early Sunday and found Terence Brown dead of multiple gunshot wounds. Family members confirmed the identity of Brown.

Terence Brown

Sheriff Carmine Marceno said during a press conference Wednesday that the victim was leaving a house to meet someone and was shot outside.

Benjamin Austin Paige was later identified as the suspect and arrested Wednesday in Charlotte County.

Paige has previous convictions on weapons charges and was released from prison in January.

Marceno also said Paige knew the victim for about a week through social media and was “sexually involved with the victim in this case and became angry over the victim’s refusal to delete sexually explicit images between the two.”

Paige faces a second-degree murder charge and possession of a weapon of a convicted felon. A judge set bond at $2 million on Thursday and he was transferred to the Lee County Jail on Friday.