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Wanted Murder Fugitive & Brother Appear in Court [SLIDE SHOW]

By: Julie Montanaro, Garin Flowers Email
By: Julie Montanaro, Garin Flowers Email

Tallahassee, FL - Brothers Shannon and Jerry Brewer made their first appearance before a judge this morning.

The men were wanted in connection with a murder in Huntsville, Alabama and arrested in Tallahassee Tuesday.

Shannon Brewer told the judge he had already waived his rights to extradition. "I just want to go back to Alabama," he said.

Shannon Brewer said investigators came down from Florence, Alabama and he spoke to them this morning.

Shannon Brewer is wanted for murder. His brother Jerry Brewer is wanted for grand theft auto of the victim's SUV.

The men are being kept apart at the Leon County Jail.

The public defender urged both of them not to talk about the case to anyone without an attorney present and to delay a decision on extradition until they've had a chance to speak with an attorney.


US Marshals Press Release

Tallahassee, FL - The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force (FRFTF) announced Tuesday, November 20, 2012 the arrest of Shannon Brewer, 24 years of age from Florence, Alabama for First Degree Murder and Attempted Murder.

Brewer was being sought by authorities in Huntsville, Alabama after investigators determined that Brewer stabbed Mark Dishon and Sandra Sikes at Dishon’s home in Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Investigators stated that Mark Dishon died from his injuries while Sikes was transported to a local hospital for her injuries. Alabama authorities learned that Brewer and his brother Jerry Brewer fled Alabama, after the stabbings, in a stolen 2001 Toyota Sequoia.

Local authorities contacted the US Marshals for assistance in locating and apprehending the two brothers. The US Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force received an urgent request for assistance this afternoon from US Marshals in Alabama after information was received that the two fugitives where headed to Tallahassee, FL from Bainbridge, GA.

Task Force members immediately notified the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol and established surveillance on the Hwy 27 and the I10 Corridor. Within an hour of receiving the above information a TPD Cops Squad member spotted the vehicle at North Monroe St and I10.

With assistance from the LCSO Aviation Unit a rolling surveillance was established on the two suspects until a safe location could be located to intercept the vehicle. Information received from Alabama authorities indicated that the two brothers had made statements that they would “shoot it out” with any law enforcement officer who attempted to stop them and both were considered Armed and Dangerous.

Due to the nature of the crime and threats from the suspects Task Force members pinned the vehicle from all four sides in the 5300 block of Village Way in Lakewood Village. Facing an overwhelming law enforcement presence both Shannon Brewer and Jerry Brewer quickly surrendered and where arrested without incident. A black semi-automatic handgun along with a box of ammunition was recovered from the front seat of the vehicle and the vehicle was impounded by LCSO for evidence processing.

US Marshal Ed Spooner stated that the quick response from the US Marshals Task Force along with the outstanding cooperation from the Tallahassee Police Department, Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Highway Patrol were all key in the removal of these two dangerous fugitives from the streets of Tallahassee.

The Tallahassee Division of the FRFTF is comprised of state and local law enforcement officers from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Leon County State Attorney’s Office, Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Police Department, Tallahassee Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office.


Tallahassee, FL - November 20, 2012 - 5:52pm - A man wanted for murder in Alabama is now under arrest in Tallahassee.

Shannon Brewer is accused of a brutal murder in Huntsville.

A police officer spotted Brewer driving the victim's stolen SUV on Highway 27 in Leon County.

U.S. Marshals were called in to help.

Brewer turned into Lakewood Village and Marshals pinned his vehicle on a dead end street.

Brewer and his brother were both arrested on Village Way. Marshals did find a gun in the SUV too.

Brewer was wanted for a murder in Huntsville last night, where one man was killed, and a woman was stabbed, but survived.


Tallahassee, FL, November 20, 2012, 5:40pm - U.S. Marshalls have arrested a man in Tallahassee wanted for murder in another state.

Officials tracked him all the way from Bainbridge.

U.S. Marshalls followed a murder suspect in the entrance to the Lakewood Village neighborhood in NW Tallahassee, and made an arrest.

Officials surrounded the 2001 white Sequoia driven by Shannon Brewer.

He's accused of murdering a man in Huntsville Alabama last night.

They say he also stabbed a woman who was taken to the hospital.

Officers arrested Brewer and his brother Jerry Brewer who was in the car with him.

Officials say the two hit the road from Alabama, drove through Bainbridge and into this neighborhood.

They weren't able to release more details on the murder and attempted murder but were able to get these two from a stolen vehicle.


Tallahassee, FL, November 20, 2012, 5:36pm - A man wanted for murder in Alabama is now under arrest in Tallahassee.

Shannon Brewer is accused of a brutal murder in Alabama.

A police officer spotted Brewer driving the victim's stolen SUV on Highway 27 in Leon County.

U.S. Marshals were called in to help. Brewer turned into Lakewood Village and marshals pinned his vehicle on a dead end street.

WCTV had a reporter on scene who says that police were searching the white SUV.

TPD, LCSO, FHP were all on the scene, and searching the victim's 2001 White Sequoia and have recovered a handgun.

Brewer and his brother were both arrested on Village Way.


Tallahassee, FL , November 20, 2012, 4:20pm - U.S. Marshals tell us Brewer is wanted for murder in Huntsville, Alabama last night. They tell us a man was killed and a woman was stabbed, but she survived.


Tallahassee, FL, November 20, 2012, 3:59pm -We have a reporter on scene who says that police are searching the white SUV.


Tallahassee, FL, November 20, 2012 - A man wanted for murder in Alabama is now under arrest in Tallahassee.

Shannon Brewer is accused of a brutal murder there.

U.S. Marshals spotted Brewer driving the victim's stolen SUV on Highway 27 in Leon County. Brewer turned into Lakewood Village and marshals pinned his vehicle on a dead end street.

Brewer and his brother were both arrested on Village Way.

TPD, LCSO, FHP are also on the scene. They are searching the victim's 2001 White Sequoia and have recovered a handgun.


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