For Immediate Release
|February 10, 2010||DUSM Daniel K. DeVille, Southern District of Ohio (614) 469-5540|
Two Suspects Arrested for 2002 Murder
Columbus, OH – Cathy J. Jones, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that Craig Jewett and Kelly Miller have been arrested.
Jewett and Miller were wanted by the City of Columbus Division of Police for aggravated murder. The murder charges stem from an April 20, 2002 fire at 255 South Gift Street in Columbus, Ohio that resulted in the death of John Miller.
On the morning of February 10, 2010, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Jewett and Miller simultaneously at two separate residences. Jewett was apprehended at a residence on South Burgess Street in Columbus while Miller was arrested at an apartment on East Broad Street in Whitehall. During the arrest of Jewett, officers seized two handguns and a shotgun from the residence.
Marshal Jones stated, “the arrests of Jewett and Miller demonstrate the determination and commitment of the case detectives and the efficiency of the SOFAST officers. In this case, the two suspects were safely apprehended within hours of the arrest warrants being issued.”
SOFAST is a multi-agency
fugitive apprehension team comprised of the following law
enforcement agencies in the Columbus area: U.S. Marshals
Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s
Office, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, City of Columbus
Division of Police, Worthington Police Department, Grove
City Police Department, Reynoldsburg Police Department,
Lancaster Police Department, City of Columbus Division of
Fire, State of Ohio Adult Parole Authority, State of Ohio
Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, U.S.
Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the South
Bloomfield Police Department.