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U.S. Marshals Offer Up To $25,000
To Public For Information On Double-Homicide Suspect

Michigan man wanted for allegedly murdering two women


Derrell Demon BrownWashington,
DC

– The U.S. Marshals intensified the search for a
Michigan man wanted in a 2019 double homicide by adding him to the
agency’s 15 Most Wanted fugitives list and
offering up to $25,000 for
information directly leading to his arrest.
Derrell Demon Brown, 47, is wanted in
Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan, on charges of receiving and
concealing a stolen firearm and two counts of homicide. On March 13,
2019, Brown’s girlfriend, Cherletta Baber-Bey, and her 25-year-old
niece, Keyona Griffin, were found murdered in a home shared by Brown
and Baber-Bey. During the initial search of the residence,
authorities located the alleged murder weapon, a stolen firearm.
Additional evidence soon identified Brown as the prime suspect.
Authorities issued arrest warrants for Brown, and later requested
the assistance of the U.S. Marshals in the Western District of
Michigan.


“Derrell Brown’s alleged crimes make him a
significant threat to the public, so it is crucial that we locate
him,” said Donald Washington, Director of the U.S. Marshals Service.
“Our deputies, along with our federal, state and local law
enforcement partners, are determined to bring Brown to justice. With
a reward of up to $25,000 being offered, we’re asking anyone with
information about Brown’s whereabouts to come forward.”


The U.S. Marshals and Michigan authorities believe
Brown fled the state after the murders and may be receiving
assistance from family members and associates to elude arrest.


“Derrell Brown has lived in Grand Rapids his entire
life, but he has relatives in Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia and Ohio,”
said Bruce Nordin, Acting U.S. Marshal of the Western District of
Michigan. “With ties spanning this far and wide across the country,
we are broadening our search and asking the public to remain
vigilant. He looks very unassuming and could literally be standing
behind you in a grocery checkout line.”


Brown is a 5-foot-8-inch black male with black hair
and brown eyes and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Additionally, he
has used the aliases “JJ Robinson,” “Michael Richardson,” and
“Marcus Wright.”


Anyone with information should contact the nearest
U.S. Marshals office, the U.S. Marshals Service Communications
Center at 1-877-WANTED-2, or
online via the web or an app at
www.usmarshals.gov/tips.


Wanted Poster

Additional information
about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at

http://www.usmarshals.gov
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