A person of interest in a violent attack on a recent DePaul University graduate near the school’s Lincoln Park campus was arrested on a carjacking warrant in Texas.
Adam Bramwell, 32, was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Marshals Service near Houston, according to Deputy U.S. Marshal Cameron Welch.
The Marshals Service was alerted about 30 minutes after Bramwell used an alias to board a Greyhound bus from Houston to Phoenex, Welch said.
Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force intercepted the bus in Conroe — about 45 miles north of Houston — and found Bramwell in the back row of the bus, where he was taken into custody, Welch said.
He was being held in Montgomery County Jail awaiting extradition to Illinois, the Montgomery County sheriff’s office said.
Bramwell was wanted on felony warrants for a July 13 carjacking and for violating parole, Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.
He is considered a person of interest in the July 18 attack near DePaul, but has not been charged in the case, Guglielmi said.
The woman, 22, suffered cuts to her face and neck and was found about 3:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of North Halsted Street, police said at the time. She was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.
Police said Bramwell was allegedly holding a knife about 8:40 a.m. July 13 when he approached a 56-year-old woman parking her vehicle in a garage of her home in the 1800 block of North Fremont Street, police said.
He ordered her out of the vehicle, and the pair began struggling, police said. The man eventually took control of the 2019 Honda and drove off north through the alley, leaving the woman behind with minor injuries. She declined to go to a hospital.
Bramwell’s criminal history includes a 2017 weapons charge, according to Cook County court records. In 2016, he was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle.
The Marshals Service of the US Department of Justice has apprehended Adam Bramwell on an arrest warrant in Texas. Bramwell was wanted on 2 outstanding felony warrants and is a person of interest in an aggravated battery in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. @USMarshalsHQ pic.twitter.com/5pc8mtQOMc— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) August 8, 2019