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April 22, 2010 Brian Fitzgibbon - Deputy U.S. Marshals
Northern District of Ohio (419) 774-3930
U.S. Marshals Task Force Convinces Shooting Suspect to Surrender
NOVFTF LogoMansfield, Ohio – Earlier today, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Mansfield Division of Police arrested Desiree Marshall, age 22, at a family member’s residence in Mansfield. Marshall is charged with felonious assault by the Mansfield Police Department. Marshall allegedly had a verbal altercation in which she fired multiple shots striking a victim in the chest. The incident occurred outside of the G-Spot Bar in Mansfield last Saturday night. Task Force Officers began working the case this Tuesday and followed leads around the clock. After feeling the pressure from the Task Force, Marshall contacted one of the Task Force Officers who then convinced the fugitive that a life on the run was not worth it and Marshall subsequently surrendered to the Task Force today without incident.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The persistence and tenacity of the officers on our Task Force should be credited for this safe and timely apprehension. When we close off all avenues of escape, the best option for anyone on the run is to self surrender and we are glad that Desiree Marshall made the right choice today.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED. Callers may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Richland County Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Bellville Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Galion Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Mansfield Municipal Probation, Mansfield Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ontario Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, Richland County Probation, Richland County Prosecutor’s Office, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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