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
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.
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