Mississippi murder suspect arrested in Collier County after running from deputies

Published: May 18, 2022 4:17 PM EDT
Thomas Brown
Thomas Brown (Credit: Collier County Sheriff's Office)

A Mississippi man is under arrest after attempting to run from Collier County Sheriff’s deputies in Immokalee on Tuesday.

Deputies say they attempted to stop 21-year-old Thomas Brown after running a stop sign at Eustis Avenue and South 5th Street around 4 p.m. on Tuesday. According to deputies, Brown sped away from them when they turned on their lights and sirens.

The sheriff’s office says the chase ended when Brown hit another car, causing his car to come to a stop in some grass.

Deputies say Brown grabbed a revolver from his waistband but dropped it on the ground before being taken into custody.

Brown told deputies he ran because he did not have a driver’s license and had a gun and marijuana on him.

Once he was booked into jail, jail staff learned that he had given deputies a fake name. They discovered that he had an active warrant out of Mississippi for murder and attempted murder.

Deputies with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi say Brown is a suspect in a March shooting. They say someone shot a man in the back twice, and a three-year-old was shot in the foot. The man died from his injuries.

Brown is being held in the Collier County jail while he waits to be extradited to Mississippi.