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Accused Murderer Tamarrius Portis Arrested After Foot Chase Downtown

March 3, 2018


North Precinct Flex officers Friday night arrested accused murderer Tamarrius Portis, 20, after he led them on a foot chase downtown.  Portis is now jailed in lieu of $543,500 bond in relation to last Saturday’s brutal murder of Charlie Brown Jr., 20, who was found shot in the head near 26th Avenue North and Alameda Street.        

Investigation by North Precinct Detective Jason Frank led to the identification of Portis and co-defendant Jonathan Chatman, 20, as the men alleged to be responsible for killing Brown while robbing him.  Portis is also charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, evidence tampering, resisting arrest and evading arrest.  Officers spotted Portis at 5th Avenue North & Church Street Friday night and attempted to take him into custody.  He ran several blocks before being apprehended at 4th Avenue North & Commerce Street.      

Jonathan Chatman remains at large and officers are continuing in their efforts to find him.  Chatman is also facing murder and aggravated robbery warrants.  Anyone seeing Chatman or knowing his whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.                                                           


Tamarrius Portis, 20

Jonathan Chatman, 20 

Charlie Brown Jr., 20