• Men wanted on molestation charges arrested in Fla.

    By: Carl Willis


    NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - Two men wanted on charges of molesting a 5-year-old girl in Newton County were arrested in Alachua, Fla. on Sunday.

    The Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force, led by the U.S. Marshals and several police agencies, orchestrated a manhunt for Donald Mac Brown, 34, and David Wesley Crawford, 57.

    Sunday, Newton County authorities were notified by the Alachua Police Department that Brown and Crawford had been caught.

    According to Alachua police, Crawford turned himself in via 911 call.

    Police said he had a .357 caliber handgun in his waistband, but was arrested without incident. He's now facing a concealed weapon charge in addition to his charges out of Georgia.

    Not long after his arrest, Alachua police received a call about an attempted carjacking.

    Officers arrived on scene and found a female victim who told them a man pointed a gun at her, struck in the face and demanded that she drive. She said he left the car after a short distance.

    Police scanned the area and spotted a man matching the suspect's description. He led police on a foot chase and was arrested.

    He was identified as Brown, police said.

    Police said he had a .38 revolver, .45 handgun and a .22 long rifle in his possession.

    Both men were being held at the Alachua County Jail Sunday night.

    Brown is charged with armed burglary, kidnapping, aggravated battery, resisting arrest in addition to his charges from Georgia.

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