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For Immediate Release

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May 06, 2010 DUSM Lamont Ruffin, Public Affairs Officer
Western District of Tennessee (901) 544-0479
U.S. Marshals Arrest an America’s Most Wanted Fugitive

Collierville, TN – This morning, the U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force and Shelby County Sheriff's Street Crimes Unit arrested Jamal Brown of Polk County, Florida. Brown was indicted in Polk County on 2 counts of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder, Conspiracy Burglary of a Dwelling, Assault Armed Burglary of Dwelling and Armed Robbery with a firearm. Brown has been profiled on the TV show America's Most Wanted (AMW).

According to the AMW website, on October 4, 2009, Brown and four other men forced themselves into a Poinciana, FL home. During the Home Invasion police say that that Brown and the four men tourtured and fatally shot the two adult victims. Another victim was shot twice, but survived. There was also a three year old victim who was unharmed, but was present during the night of terror.

All other suspects had been caught, except for Brown who remained a fugitive until he was arrested in a Collierville apartment complex. Once in custody Brown, gave a false name to Task Force members. Brown was transported to and is being held at the Shelby County Jail. Brown will remain at the Shelby County Jail until extradition back to Florida.

The U.S. Marshals Mid-South Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force based in Memphis and Jackson, TN. The Task Force membership is primarily comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, West Memphis Police Officers and Tennessee State Probation and Parole. The Primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators. For more information about the U.S. Marshals Service, visit www.usmarshals.gov