Officials acting on an anonymous tip Tuesday morning captured a convicted felon who escaped last month from the Liberty County Jail.
Shorell Brown, 30, of Midway, was taken into custody between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. at the Hopkins Home apartment complex, 23 Oglethorpe St. in Brunswick.
Law-enforcement officials from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office’s Detective’s Division, Brunswick Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Task Force converged on the complex until Brown was located.
Brown reportedly tried to evade officers by fleeing an apartment as authorities raided it and climbing onto an overhang about eight feet off the ground, and he ran back and forth on the structure in an attempt to get away, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.
Sikes said officers surrounded the canopy while one officer climbed onto the structure and shot Brown with a tazer.
Brown reportedly fell to the canopy, rolled off and was caught mid-air by the team of officers. The officers subdued Brown and brought him back into custody.
Prior to being tazed, Brown repeatedly yelled, “Shoot me or kill me. I have a gun,’” Sikes said.
Liberty County Chief Deputy Keith Moran said Brown is being held at the Liberty County Jail, where he reportedly escaped by climbing a wall in the recreation yard with the help of two other inmates.
Brown now faces felony escape charges in addition to his conviction for burglary, false imprisonment and assault. At the time of his escape, Brown was awaiting transfer to a state prison to serve up to 13 years.