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BREAKING NEWS: Dashawn Trevell Brown Captured


Dashawn Trevell Brown, Wanted for Murder in

Dorchester County Club Shooting, taken into Custody

Earlier this evening, August 13, 2013, at approximately 8:00pm,  deputies with The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team,  SWAT and Criminal Investigations Division, along with SLED and the U.S. Marshall’s Service, attempted to take Dashawn Trevell Brown into custody at a residence in the 200 block of Fox Field subdivision near Walterboro, SC.  Brown was wanted on a warrant for Murder by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office in reference to a shooting at a club near St. George, SC.


When law enforcement arrived and surrounded the residence, occupants came out and told the officers that Deshawn Brown was indeed in the residence.  After Brown refused to come out voluntarily, a search warrant was obtained and entry was made where Brown was found hiding in a back bedroom between mattresses.  Subject was taken into custody and Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was notified and took custody of Brown.  


“I am proud that law enforcement agencies worked together to take such a fugitive charged with murder into custody, especially after observing how our Sheriff’s Office SWAT team methodically performed to bring this incident to a peaceful end.  In what could have been a violent situation, their many hours of training paid off and no one was injured.  I am confident that they could have handled any threat they may have encountered” said Sheriff Strickland. 


Eben T. (Ted) Stanfield, Captain/Public Information Officer


Colleton County Sheriff’s Office