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For Immediate Release

Contact:
November 20, 2012 Marty R. West, Supervisory Inspector
Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (850) 942-8395;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Alabama Homicide Suspect in Tallahassee

Tallahassee, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) announced today the arrest of Shannon Brewer, 24 years of age from Florence, Alabama for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder. Brewer was being sought by authorities in Huntsville, Alabama after investigators determined that Brewer stabbed Mark Dishon and Sandra Sikes at Dishon’s home in Lauderdale County, Alabama. Investigators stated that Mark Dishon died from his injuries while Sikes was transported to a local hospital for her injuries. Alabama authorities learned that Brewer and his brother Jerry Brewer fled Alabama, after the stabbings, in a stolen 2001 Toyota Sequoia. Local authorities contacted the US Marshals for assistance in locating and apprehending the two brothers. The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force received an urgent request for assistance this afternoon from U.S. Marshals in Alabama after information was received that the two fugitives where headed to Tallahassee, Fl from Bainbridge, GA. Task Force members immediately notified the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol and established surveillance on the Hwy 27 and the I10 Corridor. Within an hour of receiving the above information a TPD Cops Squad member spotted the vehicle at North Monroe St and I10. With assistance from the LCSO Aviation Unit a rolling surveillance was established on the two suspects until a safe location could be located to intercept the vehicle. Information received from Alabama authorities indicated that the two brothers had made statements that they would “shoot it out” with any law enforcement officer who attempted to stop them and both were considered Armed and Dangerous. Due to the nature of the crime and threats from the suspects Task Force members pinned the vehicle from all four sides in the 5300 block of Village Way in Lakewood Village.

Facing an overwhelming law enforcement presence both Shannon Brewer and Jerry Brewer quickly surrendered and where arrested without incident. A black semi-automatic handgun along with a box of ammunition was recovered from the front seat of the vehicle and the vehicle was impounded by LCSO for evidence processing. US Marshal Ed Spooner stated that the quick response from the US Marshals Task Force along with the outstanding cooperation from the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol were all key in the removal of these two dangerous fugitives from the streets of Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Division of the FRFTF is comprised of state and local law enforcement officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County State Attorney’s Office, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Police Department, Tallahassee Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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