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Man in Spicewood standoff was fugitive with white supremacist gang ties

Marshall Willard Brown, 43, was arrested December 5 in Spicewood.

Marshall Willard Brown, 43, was arrested December 5 in Spicewood.

A 43-year-old man who caused a stir in the Spicewood area December 5 has confirmed ties to a white supremacist prison gang and had been on the run since 2018.

The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Marshall Willard Brown after an hours-long standoff at a residence in the 10100 block of Texas 71.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Brown “is a confirmed member with the Aryan Circle.” The gang splintered from the Texas Aryan Brotherhood within the Texas prison system.

Burnet County Precinct 4 Constable Missy Bindseil contacted the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force to assist in Brown’s apprehension. Initially, the incident started as an eviction but changed when officials learned of the suspect’s background and active warrants.

Brown was wanted for parole violations as well as two felony warrants out of Burnet County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. According to arrest warrant affidavits for the two felony charges, in March, Brown headbutted a woman while holding a .357-caliber revolver.

The task force located Brown at a home off of Texas 71 in Spicewood.

“The task force approached and surrounded the residence and made contact with Brown via telephone, ordering him to step outside and surrender to law enforcement personnel,” according to a Marshals Service media release. “Brown refused to comply with commands and was believed to be barricaded in the residence.”

The task force enlisted the assistance of Travis County SWAT. When they entered the residence, team members “learned Brown escaped from the property, due to the rural remote location.”

They searched for Brown for several hours and found him in a nearby, unoccupied trailer.

He was booked into the Burnet County Jail, where he’s being held on the felony charges as well as a parole violation.