Suspect Escapes Courthouse by Switching Identities

D.C. Authorities searched for a man over the weekend charged with first-degree murder who they say walked out of a Washington courthouse after allegedly swapping identities with another prisoner.

David Neumann, U.S. Marshals spokesman, said officials are looking for 24-year-old James Brewer, a suspect in a fatal shooting in Washington in June.

He stated police are also still looking into how Brewer escaped Friday.

D.C. Superior Court records claim that before the suspect was called before a judge, he changed identification bracelets with a criminal arrested on a drug charge.

The suspect then was released as another person charged with possession of PCP, which is only a misdemeanor.

Brewer is described as a black man, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, about 180 pounds with dreadlocks.

He, is considered armed and dangerous.

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Defending criminal charges including drug crimes, DUI, CDV, mail fraud, wire fraud, bank fraud, computer crimes, money laundering, and juvenile crimes, Pete also handles Federal and State investigations. Representing individuals in Civil Matters including Class Actions, Personal Injury, Qui Tam Actions, Defective Products, Nursing Home Neglect, and Professional Licensing Defense cases. Joseph Preston “Pete” Strom, Jr., the managing partner at Strom Law Firm, L.L.C., has been fighting for justice since 1984.

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