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St. Louis light rail crime suspect arrested near Kansas City

July 15, 2019

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Federal marshals have arrested one of the suspects in a series of violent crimes at St. Louis light rail stations.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Chris Brown was taken into custody Friday at a motel in the Kansas City suburb of Liberty.

Brown was one of 12 people indicted in May in crimes committed last year that targeted MetroLink passengers.

Investigators began linking the crimes together after St. Louis County Health Department employee Craig Lefebvre was hit by a stray bullet while someone else was being robbed at the Grand MetroLink station.

Brown was charged in a January 2018 armed robbery on the MetroLink near the Forest Park Platform. Prosecutors allege Brown was part of an armed group of men who surrounded a passenger, robbing him at gunpoint.

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