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For Immediate Release

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June 28, 2012 Senior Inspector William Taylor
Southern District of Ohio (937) 313-3052
Gang Member Busted for Probation Violation, Confesses to Murder

Dayton, OH – The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Acting United States Marshal Patrick Sedoti for the Southern District of Ohio announced today that Richard A. “Chicago” Western was arrested this morning on N. Union Road in Englewood, Ohio.

On June 22, 2012, the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court issued an arrest warrant for Western charging him with probation violation stemming from his previous conviction for Robbery with physical harm in 2009.

SOFAST took up the case and began their investigation into his whereabouts. It was learned that Western is alleged to be a member of the Dayton area Black Gangster Disciples street gang and goes by the name “Chicago”.

On June 28, 2012 at about 0930 AM, the SOFAST team made contact with Western at an address on N. Union Road in Englewood, Ohio and took him into custody without incident.

The Riverside, Ohio Police Department requested Western be brought to their offices and he subsequently confessed to a murder that occurred on Amston Court, Riverside, Ohio on June 22, 2012. Western was later booked into the Montgomery County jail charged with murder.

SOFAST, includes members from the U.S. Marshals, Dayton Police, Springfield Police, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Greene County Prosecutors Office, Miami County Sheriff's Office and Wright State University Police.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more 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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