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For Immediate Release

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February 09, 2011 Deputy U.S. Marshal Donnie W.  Ray
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3580
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests 100th Homicide Suspect

Cincinnati, OH – United States Marshal Cathy J. Jones announces the 100th homicide arrest since the inception of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in May of 2006.  SOFAST arrested 33 year-old Anton Denson of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Denson is accused in the shooting death of Devon Heard during a home invasion robbery in the 3000 block area of Park Avenue on December 14 of 2010.  Denson was arrested during a felony traffic stop near the intersection of Montgomery Road and Woodward Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Denson was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center.

United States Marshal Cathy J. Jones stated, “SOFAST’s 100th homicide arrest in Cincinnati is being profiled for multiple reasons.  First, it is to highlight the dedication of our task force officers from our federal, state, and local partners.  They risk their lives every day to protect our communities.  These are dangerous and often desperate fugitives we are apprehending.  Second, to say thank you to the community members, Crime Stoppers, and media that have joined the fight to stop the violence.  We need their tips and cooperation.  Finally, to take a moment to remember for every 100 homicide suspects arrested there are at least 100 victims who have tragically died.  We are not here to judge guilt or innocence, nor to make judgment in regards to the circumstances of the deaths and background of the victims.  We are here to protect and serve.  We will not stop”. 

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, U.S. Department of Agriculture OIG, Warren County Prosecutors Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined. 

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

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