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PINAL COUNTY MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED IN COLORADO
 
Posted: 3/12/2013 12:00 AM
 

U.S. Marshals Service

PHOENIX – Yesterday, Corey D. Allen, 28, was arrested in Leadville, Colorado by the U.S. Marshals Service. In November 2012, in San Tan Valley, Arizona, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call relating to an individual being threatened with a handgun. The reporting person, Nicole Frauton, claimed her mother, Linda Perelli-Brown, was being threatened by one of Frauton’s male acquaintances at the family’s home. Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the residence and found Ms. Perelli-Brown shot multiple times. Corey Deandre Allen was identified as the perpetrator, and an arrest warrant was issued charging him with First Degree Murder and Kidnapping.

The U.S. Marshals-led Arizona WANTED Violent Offender Task Force immediately began investigating Allen’s whereabouts. Numerous leads were followed in Arizona, in close coordination with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Eventually, information was developed indicating Allen was possibly hiding out at a residence southwest of Denver, Colorado. Colorado-based Deputy Marshals and Task Force Officers were able to develop additional information that led them to Leadville where Allen was located and arrested without further incident.

“Corey Allen is a great example of the violent offenders my Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers hunt down on a regular basis,” said David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona. “Corey Allen’s brutal murder of Ms. Perelli-Brown made him a top priority for us. We never stopped looking for him, and now we hope that Allen’s arrest can give some comfort to the Perelli-Brown family.”

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, "On November 25th, 2012 Linda Perelli-Brown was brutally gunned down inside of her own home by Corey Deandre Allen. The murder was done execution-style as Linda was pleading for her life while talking on the phone with her daughter. Thanks to the hard work of our Homicide unit and the persistence of the U.S. Marshals Service, this killer is now in custody and will hopefully face the death penalty for this senseless crime."

Allen was booked into the Lake County jail, where he awaits extradition to Arizona.

The United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined. For more information on USMS Fifteen Most Wanted fugitives and USMS Major Cases, go to www.usmarshals.gov.

Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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