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For Immediate Release

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February 09, 2012 Brian Hilsinger, Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3594
Murder Suspect Arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, OH – Patrick Sedoti, Acting United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that Devon Armond Gayles has been arrested. On February 8, 2012, Devon Gayles, 36 years old, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in conjunction with Detectives from the Asheville North Carolina Police Department in Forest Park, OH. The investigation and subsequent capture of Gayles required numerous hours and extensive surveillance to determine his whereabouts.

On Saturday, December 24, 2011, shortly before 2:30 A.M., Officers with the Asheville Police Department responded to the “Hole In Da Wall” Bar located at 44 S. Market St. in downtown Asheville, in reference to a shooting. The investigation revealed the victim (Anthony Byron Carter of Asheville, North Carolina) had been in an argument inside the bar with the Gayles just prior to the shooting. Anthony Carter died at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the chest. After extensive witness interviews by the Asheville Police Department a warrant was issued charging Gayles with Second Degree Murder.

On February 8, 2012, Officers determined Gayles was moving into a residence on Gresham Place in Cincinnati, OH. Gayles was taken into custody without incident and is currently at the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, 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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