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For Immediate Release

July 20, 2010 Northern District of California - Johnny Sanford
Public Affairs Officer (510) 637-3670;
Deputy Brad Gill Eureka, CA (707) 442-4875
Del Norte County Man Arrested For 2008 Homeless Shelter Beating

Eureka, CA U. S. Marshal Federico Rocha of the Northern District of California announced the arrest of Jason R. Brown. On July 14, Brown, 28, was arrested in the 100 block of Ogle Street in Rio Dell. Brown was wanted on attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges in Del Norte County for the December 30, 2008 beating of James Craig at a temporary homeless shelter located at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds.

On July 14, a Deputy U.S. Marshal, state parole agent and a Humboldt County Sheriff Detective went to several locations searching for Brown. During their search they drove pass the Ogle Street address and observed Brown in an open garage. Brown resisted arrest by attempting to flee and then struggling with the arresting officers. Brown was eventually taken into custody and transported to the Humboldt County Jail. Investigators believe Brown has been residing in Humboldt County since the December 2008 incident.

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