For Immediate Release
|May 26, 2010||
Brian Fitzgibbon - Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (419) 774-3930
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Finds Fugitive with Loaded Firearm in Baby Stroller|
OH – Earlier today, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent
Fugitive Task Force arrested Mychael J. Martin, age 19, at a residence on
the 700 block of Burns Street in Mansfield, after a lengthy investigation.
Martin was wanted by the Mansfield Police Department for pandering obscenity
involving a minor, a second degree felony, as well as failing to appear in
the Richland County Common Pleas Court for a drug trafficking trial. The
fugitive case was referred to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force
and the team went on the hunt. After a month of developing probable
locations for Martin, Task Force investigators got the tip needed that
placed Martin at the residence. In the process of taking Martin into
custody, officers found a loaded handgun in a baby stroller within Martin’s
reach. Martin’s one year old child was present in the same room as the
firearm. The Mansfield Police Department is looking into additional charges
concerning the firearm.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This is an excellent example of teamwork and cooperation between agencies paying dividends. We were able to help Mansfield Police close their investigation, bring him before the courts on his other charges, and take another firearm off of the street.”
Detective Jeff Shook of the Mansfield Police Department said, “We are pleased that this violent offender was taken into custody safely. This case had the recipe for danger but through teamwork, that wasn’t allowed to happen.”
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.