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For Immediate Release

Contact:
December 02, 2009 Chris Riley, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal,
United States Marshals Service (513) 200-3977;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
SOFAST Making the Neighborhood Streets Safer

Cincinnati, OH - Cathy J. Jones, Acting U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio and Springfield Police Chief Steven Moody, announce the arrest of Jarron Y. Tabor. Tabor, 31, was wanted on attempted homicide charges in Springfield, Ohio; multiple charges in West Virginia, which include three counts of conspiracy to distribute dangerous drugs; and multiple charges in Montgomery County to include carrying a concealed weapon.

On November 24, Tabor was charged with attempted homicide in the shooting of Martel Owens, 26, of Clark County, Ohio. Information gathered by authorities helped determine Tabor was frequenting locations in both Springfield and Dayton. With this information, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) started the manhunt. On Dec. 1 at approximately 9:45 p.m., task force members located and arrested TABOR at a bar in Springfield.

Tabor was transported to the Clark County Jail where he awaits to face the pending charges.

Chief Moody of the Springfield Police Department stated, “This is just another example of the cooperation between the U.S. Marshals Service, Springfield Police Departments and other partners who make up SOFAST. Over the past several years SOFAST has removed numerous violent criminals from our community. This put more law enforcement in our neighborhoods and for that we are grateful.”

Acting U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones said, “The arrest of this fugitive highlights how successful our law enforcement commitment is when we work together to protect our communities. We are proud of the efforts of our Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers.”

For more information about the U.S. Marshals Service, please visit www.usmarshals.gov.