Cape Coral Police Department
1100 Cultural Park Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33990
Date: March 29, 2011
Subject: US Marshals Fugitive Task Force Captures Cape Coral Fugitive inOklahoma
On December 4th 2010 Cape Coral Police Detective Erica Cunninghaminvestigated a report of sexual abuse perpetrated against a child.Gerald W. Brown Sr. of Cape Coral was accused of inappropriate touchingof a child under the age of 16.
Detective Cunningham investigated the case and when she had enoughevidence, she submitted an arrest warrant request with the StateAttorney's Office. An arrest warrant was issued for Gerald W. Brown Sr.on charges of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation, a 2nd degree felony onFebruary 23rd 2011. On March 16th 2011, the State Attorney's Officeamended the arrest warrant to include Capital Sexual Battery, a firstdegree felony.
Brown Sr. fled the area and was unable to be located. Officer ChrisLucas of CCPD's Street Crimes Unit who is assigned to the US Marshal'sFlorida Regional Task Force, was asked to assist.
Officer Lucas presented the case to the task force, and due to theviolent nature of the offense, it was adopted as a US Marshal Task ForceCase. Information came in to the task force that Brown Sr. was inOklahoma. A lead was sent by Officer Lucas to the Eastern OklahomaViolent Crime Fugitive Task Force on March 16th.
On March 24th, Brown Sr. was captured by the US Marshals and booked intothe Atoka County Jail. He will be extradited back to Florida to answerto the charges.
"This is an example of inter-agency cooperation at its finest. From CCPDto the State Attorney's Office to the US Marshal's Office, the systemworked seamlessly to capture a violent criminal" said Lieutenant TonySizemore of the Cape Coral Police Department.
Gerald W. Brown Sr. (W/M 03-15-39)
2117 NW 2nd Avenue
Cape Coral, FL 33993
Capital Sexual Battery; Lewd or Lascivious Molestation