Brandon Daniels and Damonica Evans. (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Department)
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
A couple arrested in the murder of a North Texas man could have more victims in what police describe as an escort service that robbed its would-be clients of an escort service.
U.S. Marshals arrested Brandon Daniels, 30, and Damonica Evans, 25, Monday. Both were wanted by the Fort Worth Police Department for the robbery and murder of Marion Lee Brown. Brown’s body was dumped in Cross Lake near Shreveport, and a portion of his remains were found in Smith County, Texas in rolled-up carpet that was set on fire.
Investigators believe Daniels and Evans would advertise an escort service on online classifieds. When the men would arrive at the Fort Worth apartment to meet the female, the man would enter with a shotgun and rob them.
In one case, the day before Marion Lee Brown was believed to have been murdered; Fort Worth police were contacted by a man at a local hospital stating he had been injured during a robbery. The victim said he was meeting a woman he met in an online escort listing. When he arrived to meet her at a Fort Worth apartment, a man entered the room with a shotgun and was struck with gun. The man held the victim at gunpoint, while the woman reportedly stole the man’s credit cards and cash.
Police said she also went through the victim’s phone and found his wife’s phone number. Reports said the victim was told not to tell police or the couple would tell the victim’s wife what he was doing and ‘maybe pay [the victim’s family] a visit.’
That victim received only minor injuries.
Marion Lee Brown, according to police, was shot in the head during the robbery. Fort Worth police believe the couple fled after the shooting and returned to the scene to clean up the apartment before fleeing once more.
U.S. Marshals said Daniels and Evans fled by bus to Atlanta after dumping Brown’s robbery. Marshals located the couple after learning Daniels had relatives in the Florence, South Carolina area.
The couple is jailed in the Florence County, South Carolina Detention Center on warrants from Fort Worth, Texas on capital murder and aggravated robbery.
Police said they are not aware of any more victims of this couple, but if it is discovered to be the case, additional charges could be brought against the couple.
Thursday, September 11 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-09-11 09:21:40 GMT
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