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For Immediate Release

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December 06, 2012 SDUSM Hector Gomez, Western District of Texas - Austin (512) 916-5380
Detroit Area Robbery Suspect Arrested by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force

LSFTF LogoAustin, TX – Brandon Dominic Showers, 25, from Clinton Township, Michigan was arrested at 2:30 p.m. without incident by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in the 5600 block of Cameron Road near downtown Austin. Showers was sought on felony warrants from the St. Clair Shores Police Department and the Clinton Township Police Department. Both communities are located in northeastern suburban Detroit. It is alleged by criminal complaint that Showers last month was charged as a suspect in two Detroit area Cash-n-Go robberies where Showers is alleged to have used a firearm in both crimes.

Based upon information developed by the Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, they determined Showers fled the area shortly after the November robberies and within days arrived into Austin. Showers does has family ties to Austin and investigators believe he was fleeing in an effort to get away from pursuing authorities.

Task force officers established surveillance on several family members this morning resulting in officers identifying Showers as he entered a vehicle near a Cameron Road business. Showers was immediately surrounded and taken into custody. A weapon concealed on Showers was recovered, and Showers was remanded to the custody of the Travis County Sheriff pending his extradition to Macomb County, Michigan.

Robert R. Almonte, United States Marshal for the Western District of Texas states, “We are grateful to remove another dangerous fugitive from the streets of Austin and am further thankful that no one was hurt in the process.”

Members of the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in Austin –

  • Austin Police Department-Criminal Apprehension Team
  • Buda Police Department
  • Cedar Park Police Department
  • Kyle Police Department
  • San Marcos Police Department
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson, Caldwell, Hays and Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office
  • Williamson County DA’s Office, Constable’s Office
  • Texas Department of Criminal Justice OIG
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • U.S. Marshals Service

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

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