DeMarcus Brown and two other men accused of rash of auto burglaries and robberies

DeMarcus Brown and two other men accused of rash of auto burglaries and robberies

BEAUMONT- Beaumont police arrested 19-year old Corbin Branch, 21 year-old Fredrick Tyson and 26-year-old DeMarcus Brown, charging them with a string of auto burglaries and armed robberies that occurred in the past couple of weeks.

"This was a great job by the Beaumont Police Department," says Ofc. Haley Morrow

She says one of those crimes started with a set up. She says the men are involved with placing ads on Facebook, looking to sell a car, and robbing potential buyers at gunpoint.

She says 26-year-old DeMarcus Brown is connected to the crimes.

Police say they got a break in the case early Wednesday morning, when a call came in about suspicious activity at Cowboy Harley on Interstate 10.

Police found Brown in the parking lot with stolen items.

"He was found to be in possession of marijuana two firearms, one of which was stolen in overnight auto burglaries," says Morrow.

This isn't Borwn's first run-in with police; He made headlines when he was charged with theft at a Walmart in Beaumont, and claimed officers had beat him.

The case went to trial and the jurors deemed it a mistrial.

"We've been able to link DeMarcus Brown to five auto burglaries, which the victims have filed reports this morning when the realized their vehicles had been broken into," says Morrow.

Police say, during questioning, Brown gave information that led officers to the Super 8 Motel on Interstate 10, where Branch and Tyson were staying.

"Corbin Branch and another suspect that's been identified as Fredrick Tyson, jumped out of the window of the hotel room and led detectives and marshals on a brief foot pursuit in the area," says Morrow.

Investigators say officers on scene were able to find other items, linking them to the crimes.

"Officers found additional evidence of auto burglaries in the hotel room, as well as a stolen firearm," says Morrow.

Police tell us all three suspects gave them information about their involvement in the crimes, and information about other suspects, and while police follow leads, they say there's a lesson here all.

"We are encouraging people to lock their doors, and don't leave anything valuable inside your car," says Morrow.

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