BRANSON, Mo. -- City police say a man accused of murdering his wife at a hotel was taken into custody early Thursday. He hadn't gone far -- less than three miles.
Thomas P. Brown, 68, originally of Palm Springs, Calif., was arrested without incident by Branson police officers at the Hampton Inn, 3695 W. Missouri 76. Police talked with hotel management, entered Brown's room and took him into custody at 2 a.m.
After the arrest, police obtained a search warrant for the room and Brown's truck and found a firearm. Police said Thursday morning that they didn't know if it's the gun that killed his wife, Marilyn, 63.
Brown is accused of shooting his wife in a room at the Ramada Inn last week. A judge issued a warrant for his arrest on Wednesday after the Taney County prosecuting attorney filed charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action late Tuesday.
Brown was in the Taney County jail on Tuesday. The prosecutor requested he be held without bond.