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Athens Police Are Looking for a Murder Suspect

Melvin Lewis Brown

Athens-Clarke County police are looking for Melvin Lewis Brown of Athens on charges of felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Javious Tucker, 24, was found dead of gunshot wounds in his car on Lombardy Circle, off of Danielsville Road, at 3:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2. Police believe Brown, who knew Tucker, is the person who shot him.

Call Detective Richie Boyle at 706-613-2888 or the Crime Stoppers tip line at 706-613-3342 with information related to the case. There is a $1,000 reward.

UPDATE: Police said they searched a Coleridge Court apartment where they believed Brown was hiding this afternoon but did not find him.