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For Immediate Release

March 18, 2016 John Garrison, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Eastern District of Texas (903) 571-4018
USMS Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Smith County Fugitive

JETFTF LogoTyler, TX - Jaaquan Colelyn Brown, 21, was arrested Friday, March 18 around 3:00pm by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Task Force in Tyler, Texas. Brown has had outstanding warrants from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office since September 2015. Brown was wanted for two Probation Violations for the original offenses of Burglary and Assault of a Public Servant. In February, 2015, Brown assaulted two Tyler Police Officers while being arrested.

The USMS adopted this fugitive investigation in January, 2016. After an intense investigation the USMS developed information leading investigators to a house on Maxwell Street in Tyler. While the deputies were approaching the residence, Brown attempted to evade arrest and ran into a junkyard near Glenwood and Oakwood streets.

The USMS and Tyler Police Department set up a perimeter and Brown was quickly apprehended hiding behind some junk cars. In addition to his current charges, Brown was also charged with evading arrest as the result of his decision to run. He was booked into the Smith County jail.

The agency members of the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force involved in this arrest are the Tyler Police Department, Smith County Probation Fugitive Apprehension Unit, TDCJ-OIG Investigators, Smith County Precinct 4 Constables Office, and Deputy U.S. Marshals.

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