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
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