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RIME STOPPERS TIP LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A TOP TEN.



MEDIA RELEASE                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:                                                JANUARY 9, 2012

AGENCY:                                          SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                      WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                    (316) 660-5300

CONTACT:                                       CAPTAIN GREG POLLOCK

CRIME STOPPERS TIP LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A TOP TEN.

ON JANUARY 8, 2012, SHERIFF DEPUTIES AND WICHITA POLICE OFFICERS LOCATED MALEK H. BROWN JR IN THE 800 BLOCK OF SOUTH HYDRAULIC. BROWN WAS ARRESTED FOR HIS WARRANTS WITHOUT INCIDENT. BROWN WAS RECENTLY PROFILED ON THE TOP TEN LIST ON THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WEBSITE.  

MALEK BROWN WAS WANTED FOR 1ST DEGREE MURDER AND AGGRAVATED ROBBERY IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMICIDE OF MARKEZ PHILLIPS, WHICH OCCURRED IN DECEMBER 2011.

CRIME STOPPERS IS MAKING AN IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY. IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY FELONY CRIME OR FUGITIVE IN WICHITA OR SEDGWICK COUNTY, GIVE CRIME STOPPERS THE TIP AND YOU COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CASH REWARD. THEY WILL NEVER ASK YOUR NAME.

THE SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE DISTRIBUTES THE “FELON OF THE DAY” AND THE “TOP TEN” LIST TO ALL LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS WITHIN SEDGWICK COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. FELONS WHO HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY HIGHLIGHTED WITH ACTIVE WARRANTS REMAIN POSTED ON THE SHERIFF’S WEB SITE.  MEDIA OUTLETS WHO POST THE “FELON OF THE DAY” AND “TOP TEN” ON THEIR WEB SITE ARE ASKED TO UPDATE THIS INFORMATION AS FELONS ARE ARRESTED.

OFTEN IT IS INFORMATION FROM OUR COMMUNITY WHICH HELPS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRACK DOWN THESE WANTED FELONS. WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM THE PUBLIC THESE WANTED FELONS CAN REMAIN FREE. THERE ARE MANY WAYS A CITIZEN CAN SUBMIT INFORMATION ABOUT WANTED PERSONS INCLUDING; 911 OR USING OUR FELON TIP SHEET LOCATED ON THE SHERIFF’S WEBSITE WWW.SEDGWICKCOUNTY.ORG/SHERIFF UNDER THE ON-LINE FORMS LINK. CITIZENS MAY ALSO SUBMIT THE INFORMATION COMPLETELY ANONYMOUSLY AND CONFIDENTIALLY THROUGH CRIME STOPPERS AT (316) 267-2111 OR TEXTING AT CRIMES (274637) AND ENTER TIP217 PLUS YOUR MESSAGE OR BY WEBSITE AT WWW.WICHITASEDGWICKCOUNTYCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

CITIZENS ARE WARNED TO EXERCISE CAUTION AND NOT APPROACH WANTED PERSONS AS THEY MAY BE ARMED OR DANGEROUS. CITIZENS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONTACT LAW ENFORCEMENT BY CALLING 911 TO REPORT THE INFORMATION AND NOT TAKE ANY ACTION.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE ALL OUTSTANDING WARRANTS AND ENCOURAGE OUR CITIZENS TO VISIT THE SHERIFF’S WEB SITE WWW.SEDGWICKCOUNTY.ORG/SHERIFF AND CLICK ON THE ACTIVE WARRANT SEARCH LINK TO SEE IF THEY OR OTHERS THEY KNOW HAVE WARRANTS.