Brown faces both federal, county murder charges

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Updated: March 8, 2019, 5:37 p.m.

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UPDATE: The Winnebago County State's Attorney says the man accused of killing Deputy Jacob Keltner will be charged in both federal and Winnebago County court.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney is charging Floyd E. Brown with first degree murder and no bond. The charges are punishable to life in prison.

The U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois is now federally charging Brown with killing a Special Deputy United States Marshal assisting Deputy United States Marshals in the performance of their official duties. It's punishable to either life in prison or the death penalty.

Brown's first appearance in federal court in Rockford is 1 p.m. Monday.

The Winnebago County State's Attorney says it will announce future appearances for Brown in Winnebago County Court.

Prosecution in both courts will run parallel.

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Charges have been upgraded against the Springfield man accused of killing Deputy Jacob Keltner Thursday.

The U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois announced Floyd E. Brown, 39, is now charged with killing a Special Deputy United States Marshal assisting Deputy United States Marshals in the performance of their official duties.

The charge carries the possibility of the death penalty or life in prison.

Brown is considered innocent until proven guilty.

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39-year-old Floyd E. Brown, accused of fatally shooting a McHenry County deputy attempting to serve a warrant Thursday, will be in U.S. District Court 1 p.m. Monday.

He will make his first appearance. Brown is charged with first-degree murder.

Maggie Schneider, a spokesperson for the U.S. District's Attorney's Office, says the death penalty is a possibility.

We'll bring you the latest coverage of the court hearing.

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Floyd E. Brown, accused for the death of McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner, has been charged with first-degree murder.

Brown's charges were upgraded Thursday night by the Winnebago County State's Attorney. His indictment does not include a bond.

Maggie Schneider, A spokesperson for the U.S. District's Attorney's Office, says the death penalty is a possibility.

According to Rockford Police, Brown had been wanted on the following charges:

-Burglary, McLean County
-Burglary, Champaign County
-Failure to appear in court, Sangamon County
-Parole violation, Illinois Department of Corrections

Brown will be transported to Winnebago County Jail.

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Updated: March 7, 2019, 5:40 p.m.

Illinois State Police confirm Floyd Brown, accused for the shooting death of McHenry County Deputy Jacob Keltner, has been taken into custody.

Brown was contained for several hours in a standoff on I-55 near Lincoln.

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Updated: March 7, 2019, 2 p.m.

Floyd E. Brown has been charged with attempted murder after an officer was shot serving a warrant Thursday morning.

Brown was wanted for burglary charges in McLean County. The U.S. Marshal was carrying out a warrant for Brown on Thursday when he was shot.

While Brown has been contained, he is not yet in custody. His suspect vehicle, a Grand Marquis car, was located between Bloomington and Springfield.

Police say Brown crashed on the interstate as officers were trying to stop him.

After the crash, ISP says Northbound and southbound lanes on I-55 near Lincoln have been shut down until further notice.

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Updated: March 7, 2019, 12:30 p.m.

llinois State Police say​ they have stopped a suspect, believed to be Floyd Brown, on Interstate 55 in Logan County.

The suspect is currently sitting stationary inside a vehicle at MP 133. He has been contained, but not yet taken into custody.

Brown was part of an active chase on I-55 after was accused of shooting a U.S. Marshal with a rifle in Rockford this morning. The U.S. Marshal is in critical condition, according to authorities.

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Published: March 7, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

Authorities have released this photo of Floyd Brown, the suspect accused of shooting a U.S. Marshal with a rifle in Rockford this morning.

Brown, a 39-year-old Springfield, Illinois resident, is at large and believed to be driving a light blue or silver Grand Marquis car with an Illinois license plate number of BFI3112, according to police.

Police say Brown was wanted for an outstanding warrant. He is at large, and believed to be armed and dangerous. Officers say he used a rifle in the shooting.

For the original report of the shooting, click here​.

FBI Chicago says it's providing assistance at the request of local law enforcement.