According to a news release, James Edward Brown served nine years for murder while armed before being released to three years’ probation.
A warrant was issued for probation violation Jan. 4.
An investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Regional Task Force, of the Savannah Division, led them to a home in Augusta, where Brown was taken into custody without incident.
He will face a removal hearing in federal court before being extradited to Washington.
Brown has previous arrests for a weapon offense, homicide and robberies.