OH – Early this morning members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent
Fugitive Task Force – Richland County Division and Officers from the Mansfield
Police Department arrested Shawn Kouns, age 39, in an apartment on South Home
Road in Mansfield. Yesterday morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio
Violent Fugitive Task Force – Richland County Division and Officers from the
Marion Police Department arrested Shawn Stansberry, age 22, at a residence in
the 500 block of Davids Street in Marion, Ohio.
Both Kouns and Stansberry were charged with felony escape after walking away
from the Mansfield Volunteers of America (VOA) Halfway House on March 2, 2011.
Kouns and Stansberry were both finishing out their state sentences at VOA after
being placed there by the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Kouns is also facing a sex offender registration violation.
Acting Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Drew Deserto stated, “I applaud the work of all
the officers involved in these investigations and arrests. The partnerships of
all agencies involved is what led to the successful apprehension of both of
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 and a cash reward may be available. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen”
fugitives can be viewed at
which is updated monthly.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force - Richland County Division is
composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Ashland Police
Department, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Municipal Probation,
Bellville Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Butler
Police Department, Crestline Police Department, Galion Police Department,
Lexington Police Department, Loudonville 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
can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
America’s Oldest Federal Law Enforcement Agency