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For Immediate Release

June 20, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 499-1201
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Attempted Murder Suspect in Brooklyn, New York
Armed Robbery and Attempted Murder in York County - summer 2012
Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested 38-year old Jesse A. Brewer in Brooklyn, New York.

On July 12, 2012, the York Police Department responded to the 200 block of Saint Charles Way for a reported armed robbery of a jewelry store. During the robbery the owner was shot multiple times. Three suspects fled the scene shortly after stealing an undisclosed amount of items from the jewelry store.

On May 8, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Scott Laird, in York County, charging Brewer with:
  • One (1) count of Criminal Attempt- Criminal Homicide
  • One (1) count of Conspiracy – Aggravated Assault
  • One (1) count of Robbery- Inflict Serious Bodily Injury
  • One (1) count of Robbery – Threat Immediate Serious Injury
  • One (1) count of Theft by Unlawful Taking – Movable Property
  • One (1) count of Receiving Stolen Property

At the request of York City Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) began investigating the whereabouts of Brewer. The Task Force developed information that Brewer may be in New York. An investigative lead was sent to the USMS New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, who began investigating the whereabouts of Brewer.

During the early morning hours of June 20, 2013, members of the USMS New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Brewer at a location near the intersection of Wilson Street and Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident.

Brewer was turned over to Rikers Island, NYC, for processing and court proceedings concerning his extradition to York County.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The Fugitive Unit worked tirelessly on bringing this fugitive to justice. A case such as this one where the use of such violence against innocent victims occurs is a high priority for the Marshals Service and its Fugitive Taskforce partners. It is my sincere hope that the victim’s family can gain some measure of comfort knowing that the 3rd suspect is finally off the street.”

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in M/PA was assisted by personnel from the USMS New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in apprehending Brewer. The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.

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