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For Immediate Release

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September 25, 2013 SDUSM Mike Potter, Middle District of North Carolina
(336) 332-8704
U.S. Marshals End Elusive Home Invasion Suspect's Run

Winston Salem, NC –This afternoon at 1:15 PM, Andrew Michael Brackman, a 20 year old, white male was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF). Brackman was wanted by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office for first-degree Burglary, Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and first-degree Kidnapping.

Brackman was alleged to be the final suspect in the August 16th home invasion off of Riverwood Drive in Southmont. Those previously arrested were Kaylle Michelle Wilkins, 25, and Charles Dietz, 23, both of 7168 Shallowford Road in Winston Salem, and Cole McKay Parris, 23, of 111 Peacock St. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office alleged in arrest warrants that four people armed with handguns broke into a home on Riverwood Drive between the hours of 4:45 and 5:02 am August 16th. The warrants stated they took 10 firearms, $30,000 in cash, and jewelry in the value of $60,000 by threatening the use of a handgun and kidnapped one of the residents.

After eluding several law enforcement agencies and numerous acquaintances of Brackman concealing his whereabouts, a request was made by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office for the Greensboro U.S. Marshals Service to assist in Brackman’s apprehension. The JFTF set up surveillance for multiple hours at his girlfriend’s home of 5297 Jay Bird Lane. After a brief stand-off, Brackman was arrested without incident and transported to the Davidson County Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Probation and Parole Division and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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

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