Man wanted for Austin murder arrested in Belton

BELTON - A Harker Heights man has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a man during a marijuana deal outside a northwest Austin home in December.

KVUE's sister station in Waco confirmed Friday that Earnest Brassell, 35, was arrested Thursday night in Belton. Brassell and three teenagers were charged in February for allegedly murdering Anthony E. Brown, 26, in the early morning hours of Dec. 29.

Brassell was identified through an anonymous Crime Stoppers tip, according to an arrest affidavit from earlier this year.

He was arrested again -- without incident -- at 7:05 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of W. Avenue H in Belton.

Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in Thursday's arrest, including Belton Police, Harker Heights SWAT, the U.S. Marshal's Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and the Bell County Organized Crime Unit.

 

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