Fugitive captured in Tyler on Friday

Jaaquan Colelyn Brown, 21, who was wanted for two probation violations for the original offenses of burglary and assaulting a public servant, was apprehended Friday by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Task Force.

The United States Marshals Service Task Force in Tyler arrested a man Friday who had been wanted for six months. 

Jaaquan Colelyn Brown, 21, who was wanted for two probation violations for the original offenses of burglary and assaulting a public servant, had outstanding warrants from the Smith County Sheriff's Office since September 2015. The original assault charge resulted when he was accused of assaulting two Tyler Police Officers while being arrested in February 2015, according to the marshal's service.

Brown was apprehended about 3 p.m. Friday after the U.S. Marshals, who took on the fugitive investigation in January, tracked him to a house on Maxwell Street in Tyler. While the deputies were approaching the residence, Brown attempted to evade arrest and ran into a junkyard near Glenwood and Oakwood streets. Marshals and the Tyler Police Department set up a perimeter and Brown was quickly apprehended hiding behind some junk cars.  

In addition to his current charges, Brown also was charged with evading arrest and was booked into the Smith County jail. 

The agency members of the U.S. Marshals Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force involved in the arrest included the Tyler Police Department, Smith County Probation Fugitive Apprehension Unit, TDCJ-OIG Investigators, Smith County Precinct 4 Constables Office and Deputy U.S. Marshals. 

 

 
 

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