U.S. Marshals arrest DC fugitive in Augusta

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:57 AM
Last updated 7:12 PM
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A Washington, D.C., man wanted for federal probation violation from a 1999 murder charge was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Augusta on Monday.

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.

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Ego556 05/21/13 - 10:49 am
wow...a whopping 9 years

wow...a whopping 9 years before serving 3 years probation...for Murder. yeah...nothing wrong with the U.S. justice system.

rmwhitley 05/21/13 - 01:14 pm
Our judicious

judicial system at it's very best. Probation for murder.

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