For Immediate Release
December 08, 2007
FBI National Press Office
PHOENIX MURDER FUGITIVE ADDED
FBI’S LIST OF TEN MOST WANTED
from Phoenix, wanted for the November 29, 2004, murder
and robbery of an armored car guard, has been added to
List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives.
Brown allegedly encountered the guard, Robert Keith Palomares,
who was exiting a Phoenix movie theater with more than
$56,000 in cash. Brown fired six rounds from a .45 caliber
handgun at close range, striking Palomares at least five
times in the head. Brown grabbed the guard’s
money bag and fled on a mountain bike through an adjacent
alley. The victim died at the scene.
On December 4, 2004, an Arizona state arrest warrant
was issued by the Superior Court of the state of Arizona, County of Maricopa, charging Jason Derek Brown with
first degree murder and armed robbery. Two days later,
Brown was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution
in a federal arrest warrant, issued by the United States
District Court, District of Arizona.
"This is a case we feel is of the magnitude
to meet Top Ten status,” said Special Agent in Charge
John E. Lewis. “The subject, Jason Derek Brown, violently
took the life of a young father doing his job. This subject
deserves to be brought to justice.”
Brown is described as a White male, 38 years old, 5’10, 170 to 180 pounds, with blond hair and
green eyes. He speaks fluent French and has a master’s
degree in International Business, which enables him to
assimilate into a foreign community. He is an avid golfer,
snowboarder, skier, and dirt biker. Brown enjoys being
the center of attention and is known to frequent nightclubs
and show off his high-priced vehicles, boats, and other
toys. He has been described as possibly having bisexual
tendencies, and has a history of using false identifications.
He should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.
Brown is the 489th person to be placed on the FBI’s “Ten
Most Wanted Fugitives” list,
which was established in March of 1950. Since then, 458
fugitives have been apprehended or located, 150 of them
as a result of citizen cooperation. Brown replaces Diego
Leon Montoya Sanchez, who was captured on September 10,
A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for any information
leading directly to the arrest of Jason Derek Brown. Individuals
with information concerning Brown should take no action
themselves, but instead immediately contact the nearest
office of the FBI or local law enforcement agency. For
any possible sighting outside the United States, contact
the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
information concerning Brown and the FBI’s
List of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives can be found by visiting www.fbi.gov.
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