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Suspect in DC killing escapes court holding cell

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Posted: Jul 16, 2011 2:45 AM
Suspect in DC killing escapes court holding cell

The U.S. Marshals Service says a man charged with first-degree murder has escaped from a D.C. Superior Court holding cell.

U.S. Marshals spokesman David Neumann says 24-year-old James Brewer is a suspect in a Washington, D.C., killing but did not have details. He says authorities are still investigating how Brewer escaped Friday afternoon. He was arrested in Newport News, Va., on Thursday.

Neumann says "apprehending Brewer is a top priority," and marshals are seeking the public's help.

Brewer is described as a black man, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, about 180 pounds with dreadlocks just below shoulder length and goes by "Sticky." He is considered armed and dangerous.

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