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February 16, 2011 DUSM Daniel DeVille, Southern District of Ohio (614) 469-5540
Georgia Murder Suspect Arrested

Columbus, OH - Cathy Jones, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, today announced the arrest of Michael Y. Miller by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in Columbus, Ohio. Miller is charged with murder in Columbus, Georgia. The charges stem from the April 12, 1999 murder of Shawnita Campbell whose body was found with a gunshot wound to the head on a dirt road in Columbus, Georgia.

Detectives investigating the case in Georgia developed information that Miller had moved to the Columbus, Ohio area. This information was forwarded to SOFAST and the investigation led officers to St. Ann’s Hospital on Cleveland Avenue in Westerville, Ohio. Miller was arrested in his hospital room and transported to the Franklin County Jail where he will remain pending extradition back to Columbus, Georgia.

Marshal Jones stated, “the arrest of Michael Miller demonstrates the importance of cooperation between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In this case, the diligence of the investigating officers in Georgia paired with the timely response from SOFAST, resulted in the arrest of an alleged murderer.”

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive focused, United States Marshals Service led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Franklin County Sheriffs, Delaware County Sheriffs, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Columbus Police Department, Columbus Division of Fire, Worthington Police Department, Reynoldsburg Police Department, South Bloomfield Police Department, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, Grove City Police Department, United States Department of Agriculture, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

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

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