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* Ernest Holloway Extradited Back to Bay Area to Face Alleged Murder Charge After Being Featured on Fugitive Watch Web Site



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A 20-year-old man arrested in Mississippi last month in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in unincorporated San Leandro in March has been brought back to the Bay Area. Ernest Holloway, who worked at the Oakland nonprofit Youth Uprising, was arrested in Biloxi, Miss., on a murder and robbery warrant for the shooting death of 19-year-old Davon Deangelo Mays Brewster, Alameda County sheriff’s Sgt. J.D. Nelson said. He was extradited back to the Bay Area and was booked into the Santa Rita Jail on Friday. He is being held without bail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 18 in the Hayward Hall of Justice.Mays-Brewster was killed at about 9:30 p.m. on March 24 near 163rd Avenue and East 14th Street in unincorporated San Leandro in what Nelson said was a robbery gone bad. Holloway, another suspect, Donald West, 20, of Oakland, and Mays Brewster arranged to meet two victims at a Dominos Pizza in San Leandro under the pretense that Holloway would buy a television from one of the victims. Once everyone arrived at the meeting place, Holloway removed the TV from the first victim’s vehicle while West robbed the first victim at gunpoint and Mays-Brewster robbed the second victim at gunpoint, according to Nelson. The second victim, who believed his life was in jeopardy, pulled out a handgun from his waistband and shot and killed Mays-Brewster in self-defense, Nelson said. Although Holloway and West didn’t kill Mays-Brewster, they are charged with murder under the state’s felony-murder law, which considers it murder to participate in a felony in which someone is killed, Nelson said.Investigators tracked Holloway down with the help of cell phone records and an anonymous tipster who had seen Holloway’s photo on the Fugitive Watch and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” websites, sheriff’s Detective Rick Gonzales said. Gonzales said Holloway was taken into custody without incident as he watched SportsCenter at his girlfriend’s family’s home in Mississippi, Gonzales said. According to the sheriff’s office, Holloway worked at the Youth Uprising Center at 8711 MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland.

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