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For Immediate Release

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November 18, 2016 Marc McRee, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of North Carolina (704) 350-8000
U.S. Marshals Arrest Foreign Fugitive in Charlotte
Fugitive Wanted for 2008 Murder in London
Charlotte, NC - The U.S. Marshals Service Violent Offender Task Force today located and arrested a man wanted in London, England, for a 2008 homicide.

Omar Kevin Brown, aka Andain Martin, a Jamaican citizen, is alleged to have committed the homicide along with other individuals before fleeing to the U.S., where he has lived since 2011.

The task force worked closely with the U.S. Marshals International Investigations Branch in Washington, D.C., to determine Brown’s location in the U.S. During the course of the investigation, Marshals were able to narrow the search to the University area of Charlotte, and once located, Brown was arrested without incident.

Brown is currently being held in the Mecklenburg County Jail.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Offender Task Force is composed of the U.S. Marshals Service, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. Department of Public Safety, and Department of Homeland Security.

Annually, investigations carried out by the U.S. Marshals result in the apprehension of approximately 34,000 federal fugitives. More federal fugitives are arrested by U.S. Marshals than all other federal agencies combined.

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

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