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Fugitive arrested in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Man wanted on parole violation

Man wanted on parole violation

December 18, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. ? A man wanted on a parole violation was arrested Tuesday in Martinsburg, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force said in a news release.

Astley Rose Brown, 31, was arrested without incident on Liberty Street by members of the Martinsburg City Police and U.S. Marshals Service, who were responding to a tip that Brown was seen in the Center Street area.

Brown was sentenced to 58 months of incarceration with three years of supervision to follow. Shortly after his release from federal prison in 2007, Brown's probation was violated and a warrant issued, according to the news release.

The release did not include the nature of Brown's alleged parole violations.

In 2002, Brown was charged in federal court with one count of conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine and three counts of distribution of crack cocaine. In 2003, Brown entered into a plea agreement to one count of distribution of crack cocaine, the release states.

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Brown was being held Tuesday in Eastern Regional Jail, awaiting a hearing on his probation violation charges.

The U.S. Marshals Services Fugitive Task Force is made up of officers from the West Virginia State Police and officers from Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

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