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June 27,2004 CONTACT:
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Accused Waco, TX Murderer on U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted List, Caught in Laredo

Brown

Robert Glenn Brown -- (Washington, DC/Laredo, TX June 27, 2004) Early this morning Laredo Police officers arrested Robert Glenn Brown at a Laredo residence based on a citizen's tip.  Brown is accused of the murder of Larry Hawkins in November 2003 in Waco.  Hawkins was found dead, from multiple gunshot wounds, by Waco Police on November 10 in his residence.

U.S. Marshals were asked by the Waco Police to assist in the location of Brown. Deputy Marshals and their fugitive task forces have been searching for Brown ever since, and added him to their "15 Most Wanted List" on June 16, 2004.  Robert Brown, on probation for a drug conviction in Tennessee when Hawkins was killed, has been featured as a most wanted fugitive on television and in newspapers throughout Texas.

A concerned citizen phoned-in the tip of his possible whereabouts to police, after seeing Brown's photo in a local paper. Laredo Police arrested Brown without incident.  At the time of the arrest, he gave police officers an alias he was using, but after arriving at the Webb County Jail, he admitted to his true identity.

"This capture is another prime example of the positive results from the involvement of our citizens, news media, U.S. Marshals and state and local law enforcement agencies working together making our streets safer," said Ben Reyna, Director of the U.S. Marshals Service.

More information on Brown can be found in a previous news release at the Marshals Service website, www.usmarshals.gov.