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March 18, 2014

Murder suspect apprehended

NASHVILLE — The suspect sought in the Saturday shooting death of a Nashville man has been apprehended, according to the Nashville Police Department Monday.

Kelvin Eugene Brown Jr., 31, was arrested about 2:45 a.m. Monday in Cecil, at the Stagecoach Inn.

A warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest after a man was shot early Saturday morning outside the Blue Swan, a Nashville night spot.

The victim, Cornelius Rashawn Miller, 23, of Lakeland, was transported to South Georgia Medical Center but later died, according to authorities.

An officer on patrol duty learned of the shooting as he observed a crowd gathering outside of the club.

“More often than not bystanders do want to get involved, especially in violent cases such as this. We received tremendous support from the local community and their assistance played a major role in the outcome to this point,” said Nashville Police Chief Chuck Edwards.    

Edwards said Brown’s apprehension was the result of near non-stop work on the case by several agencies.

“Once we identified our suspect and secured the arrest warrant, we continued to follow virtually every lead we had, and by late Saturday night, we had a pretty good idea that Brown was in Cook County.”

The Nashville Police Department coordinated its efforts with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Lowndes County Special Response Team and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

“There is no one single person responsible for the success of this investigation and subsequent arrest of Brown,” Edwards said. “I want to thank the Berrien County Central Dispatch Center staff, the GBI, Sheriff (Douglas) Hanks of Cook County, Sheriff (Chris) Prine of Lowndes County, and their deputies. I also want to personally commend Nashville Detective Fred Busbin and GBI Special Agent Jamie Karnes for their relentless efforts with this case.”

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