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Marble Falls man one of three state Most Wanted Fugitives recently arrested

Marshall Willard Brown, 45, of Marble Falls

Marshall Willard Brown, 45, of Marble Falls was arrested Dec. 1 in Austin, two days after being placed on Texas' 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The mugshot was taken in December 2019 after he was arrested following a standoff in Spicewood. File photo

Three of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives are back in custody following their arrests, including 45-year-old Marshall Willard Brown of Marble Falls, who was arrested Dec. 1 in Austin. The other two are Richard Anthony Banda, 34, of Pearsall and Christopher Wayne Davis II, 29, of Mt. Pleasant. 

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety media release Monday, Dec. 13, announcing the arrests, Brown was taken into custody at a northwest Austin hotel by members of the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, including DPS special agents. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Office of Inspector General, the Texas Attorney General’s Office, and the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement Office assisted in the multi-agency investigation. 

Brown, who is affiliated with the Aryan Circle gang, was added to the Most Wanted Fugitives list on Nov. 29, two days before his arrest. He had been wanted since June 2020, when the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office issued two bond revocations. The initial charges were for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the DPS release. 

In 1999, Brown was convicted of burglary of a habitation and sentenced to eight years in prison. In 2013, he was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and sentenced to five years in prison. 

In December 2019, the U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Brown after a standoff in Spicewood. He was released on bond the following month. 

For more information on Brown, view his captured bulletin.

Details on the other two arrests can be viewed here and here.

Texas Crime Stoppers, which is funded by the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division, offers cash rewards to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of one of Texas’ 10 Most Wanted Fugitives or Sex Offenders. So far this year, DPS and other agencies have arrested 33 criminals, including 12 gang members and 16 sex offenders. In addition, $68,500 in rewards have been paid for tips that yielded arrests.

To be eligible for cash rewards, tipsters must provide information to authorities using one of the following three methods:

  • calling the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477);
  • submitting a tip through the DPS’ Most Wanted webpage by clicking the link under a fugitive’s photo;
  • or submitting a Facebook tip by clicking the “SUBMIT A TIP” link under the “About” section.

Tips are anonymous, and people will be provided a tip number instead of using a name. 

All fugitives in the Most Wanted list are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

editor@thepicayune.com