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For Immediate Release

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July 13, 2019

Mike Stokes, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Western District of Missouri, Kansas City, MO (816) 512-1996
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U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests St. Louis Fugitive

Kansas, City, MO – U.S. Marshal Mark S. James, Western District of Missouri, announced today the arrest of a fugitive wanted in St. Louis for armed robbery.

Chris Brown was one of 12 individuals indicted in May 2019 for their involvement in a 2018 violent crime spree victimizing passengers on the St. Louis MetroLink. Investigators began to link a series of armed robberies together after a victim was shot and killed in a botched robbery attempt at the Grand MetroLink station in August 2018.

Once investigators linked the crimes together and began identifying suspects, Brown was charged for his part in a January 2018 armed robbery on the MetroLink near the Forest Park Platform. It is alleged that Brown was part of an armed group of men who surrounded a passenger, robbing him at gun point.

On July 12, 2019 the U.S. Marshals tracked Brown to a motel in Liberty, MO near the I-35 and Highway 152 interchange. Witnesses previously reported observing Brown in the area throughout the week, armed with a handgun. The U.S. Marshals task force from Kansas City conducted surveillance in the area with the help of the Liberty Police Department. At approximately 4:00 p.m. Brown was observed arriving at the motel and was taken into custody in the parking lot without incident. He was then lodged at the Clay County Sheriff’s Detention Center, awaiting transport back to St. Louis.

The U.S. Marshals Midwest Violent Fugitive Task Force-Kansas City division, operates in conjunction with members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department, Independence Missouri Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, FBI, ATF and other state and federal law enforcement partners. The task force objectives are to seek out and arrest fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug offenses, sex offenders and other serious felonies as well as the investigation and recovery of missing and exploited children. Nationally the United States Marshals Service fugitive programs are carried out with local law enforcement in 94 district offices, 85 local fugitive task forces, 7 regional task forces, as well as a growing network of offices in foreign countries.

Tips can be submitted to the U.S. Marshals service directly and anonymously by downloading the USMS Tips app to your Apple or Android device. It can also be accessed online at https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html. Follow the latest news and updates about the U.S. Marshals Service on Twitter: @USMarshalsHQ.

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

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