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Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested In California

Nashville Murder Suspect Arrested In California

CREATED Apr 9, 2014

EUREKA, Calif. – A fugitive wanted for a murder in Nashville has been arrested in California.

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office in Eureka, California, arrested 25-year-old Terrance D. Brown on Monday night at Blue Lake Casino.

Brown was wanted by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department in shooting death of Dennis Prutianov on Moss Road. The 26-year-old was fatally wounded when shots were fired into his home on September 8, 2012.

Authorities in California were called to the casino after they found a guest in possession of drugs. Brown allegedly gave a false name and had a fake ID from Ohio when he was arrested, but a fingerprint scan identified him. 

Police also found methamphetamine and marijuana inside his hotel room.

Brown was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was being held without bail pending extradition to Tennessee.

In March, authorities in southwest Ohio said Brown had escaped following a traffic stop. The Hamilton County (Ohio) sheriff's office Brown was a passenger in a car stopped on March 10 for a traffic violation on State Route 562 in the Cincinnati area. He fled the scene.

Police said Brown was also named in arrest warrants issued in October 2012 for two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of aggravated assault. 

Metro Police had earlier arrested 23-year-old Terrance Clark and 20-year-old Carlee Michelle Nease on murder charges in connection to the shooting of Prutianov.

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