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For Immediate Release

March 21, 2013 DUSM Seth Bruce, District of W/TN (901) 969-4228
U.S. Marshals Task Force Ends Murder Suspects Run

Memphis, TN - Thanks to the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force, first degree murder suspect Keith Brown will face justice today.

It is alleged that on 6-27-06 Keith Brown walked up Marquez Thomas, shook his hand, and ended his life with four gunshots. A warrant was issued for him on 6-27-06 and he had been a fugitive from justice since that date.

After Brown was featured on Memphis Fox 13 Most Wanted a tip was received about Brown. Investigators were able to develop information from that tip that Brown was living in the 18900 block of Dallas, TX. On 3-5-13 the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force was able to locate him at that address and place him under arrest. At the time of his arrest Brown is quoted as saying that he knew his time was up.

Yesterday Brown was extradited back to the Shelby County Jail without incident by Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies. He awaits his first court appearance today.

The U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is a multi-agency task force with divisions in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. The Western Tennessee Division of the GCRFTF has offices in Memphis and Jackson, and its membership is primarily comprised of Deputy U.S. Marshals, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers, and the Tennessee Department of Corrections Special Agents. The primary mission of the Task Force is to arrest violent offenders and sexual predators.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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