A fugitive who evaded Broward County police for months was caught Friday morning, thanks to a tip from an America’s Most Wanted
Amos Coran Isaac, 27, was wanted since January for the beating of a 20-year-old woman nearly to death near a Lauderhill convenience store. He has been charged with attempted felony murder.
Shamekia Brackins, 21, was received several blows to the head and body until the shovel broke, according to Isaac’s arrest warrant from the Broward Sherriff’s Office.
The BSO fugitive squad searched for the wanted man for months, after interviews with both the victim and the woman who allegedly helped carry out the beating on Jan.10 identified Isaac.
Shirlina Denise Cunningham, also known as “Juicy” to the beating victim, told police Isaac hit Brackins after a botched drug deal, according to authorities.
The beating occurred at a U-Save at NW 19th St. in Lauderhill.
Brackins confirmed the identity of her attacker to investigators while she recovered from her injuries at Broward General Medical Center. Brackins suffered several seizures and numbness to one side of her body because of the assault. America’s Most Wanted
aired an episode recounting the attack on Feb. 17.
BSO Fugitive Squad got a tip Friday that Isaac was near NW 19th Street and State Road 7 in Lauderhill. Deputies found the man as he walked into a nearby Wendy’s.
Isaac ran out of the restaurant as he saw police officers come in, fleeing to a nearby apartment complex in the 4600 block of Northwest 19th Street. Police caught up with Isaac on the second-floor stairwell, arresting him six months after the crime.
He is being held at Broward County jail without bond.
Officer Mark Maguire from the Lauderhill Police Department said in January that Isaac is a known drug dealer in that area. Isaac’s record shows various run-ins with the law, including arrests for cocaine and marijuana possession.