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For Immediate Release

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January 29, 2010 David Siler – Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 276-1058
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Ohio Armed Robbery Suspect in Georgia

NOVFTF LogoElyria, OH - Earlier today, the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force apprehended violent fugitive Johnny Jackson III, age 20, in Stockbridge, GA based on a lead from the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Lorain County Division. Jackson fled Ohio earlier this month and several leads led investigators to focus on Stockbridge, GA where he was arrested.

At approximately, 12:00 p.m., Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers approached a residence in the 100 block of Appleton Avenue in Stockbridge, GA. As the officers surrounded the residence, an alert Task Force Officer observed Jackson attempting to flee out the back window of the house. When Jackson realized he was surrounded, he surrendered to the officers.

Jackson was wanted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and Elyria Police Department for aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated burglary, and kidnapping, stemming from an incident which occurred on January 9, 2010. It is alleged that Jackson, armed with a handgun, along with several associates, robbed the victim and stole nearly $2000 in personal belongings. Jackson is currently awaiting extradition from Georgia and will be brought back to Lorain County to face his charges.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The Task Force came together again to safely track down and apprehend a wanted violent fugitive who fled to avoid prosecution. Together with our law enforcement partners in Georgia, we were able to bring this fugitive into custody to face his charges. Great job all around!”

If anyone has any information in reference to any wanted fugitive, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force - Lorain County Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Amherst Police Department, Avon Police Department, Avon Lake Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Elyria Police Department, Lorain County Adult Probation, Lorain Police Department, North Ridgeville Police Department, Oberlin Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Sheffield Village Police Department and Vermilion Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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