UPDATED, 9:40 p.m.: Jackson County Sheriff Robert Burns announced Brandon L. Banks was arrested about 6 p.m. Thursday without incident at an acquaintance's residence in St. Louis. Jackson County sheriff's detectives were assisted by St. Louis County sheriff's deputies and U.S. marshals. The sheriff said Banks is in custody in St. Louis County and eventually will be extradited to Illinois. Sheriff's department and Murphysboro investigators are still in the St. Louis area pursuing the investigation.
A first-degree murder warrant in Jackson County has been issued for Brandon L. Banks, 28, in the death of Marsha Ann Brown, 40, of Cape Girardeau.
Brown's body was found Tuesday morning on Potters Road off U.S. 51 South in Makanda.
Banks is a black male, who is listed as 5-foot-10-inches tall and 165 pounds.
He is considered armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone who encounters Banks should contact law enforcement immediately.
His last known residence 716 Sprigg St. in Cape Girardeau. He is believed to have connections to the Carbondale and St. Louis. He was last seen driving a red, 1999 Toyota Solara, Missouri registration AG8DF.
Banks is alleged to have murdered Brown on Monday night or Tuesday morning in rural Jackson County.
Preliminary information led Jackson County investigators to Cape Girardeau, where additional information was developed that led to the warrant being issued.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Banks should call the Jackson County Sheriff's Office at 618-684-2177.