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For Immediate Release

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November 06, 2012 Ryan Helfrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-2236
U.S. Marshals Track Down Cleveland Murder Suspects in Houston, TX

NOVFTF logoCleveland, OH – Early this morning, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Violent Offender and Fugitive Task Force (GCVOFTF), arrested James McAlpine, age 28, and Courtney Greene, age 27, at America’s Inn in Houston, TX. McAlpine and Greene were wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for two counts of murder. It is alleged that McAlpine and Greene are responsible for killing Keisha Freeman, 31, who was gunned down September 11, 2012 in the 3600 block of East 118th Street. She was shot nine times, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office. Also, Reshawn Foster, 29, of Cleveland, was killed October 21, 2012 in the 7700 block of Garden Valley Avenue, where the suspects were seen in a silver four-door vehicle that Foster was approaching when he was shot at 12:45 a.m. Foster was pronounced dead from two gunshot wounds to his abdomen.

Two weeks ago, the Cleveland Division of Police requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Task Force to locate McAlpine and Greene. The NOVFTF developed information that McAlpine and Greene had fled the area and headed down to Texas. The investigation further discovered that the pair was possibly staying at America’s Inn in Houston, TX. The NOVFTF called on the GCVOFTF for help in apprehending the fugitives. Surveillance was set up around the hotel and a male fitting the description of McAlpine was seen entering a room at the hotel. Task Force Members approached the room and made entry and located McAlpine and Greene inside the room. Both were arrested without incident and are currently being held at the Harris County Jail in Texas pending extradition back to Cleveland.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “We are relieved to have these two dangerous fugitives safely in custody and bring some peace to the families and friends of the victims. All of our resources were poured into this investigation and it was great work by our investigators as well as our counterparts in Houston.”

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 or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411). Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.

The NOVFTF Toledo Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals, Lucas County Sherriff’s Office, Toledo Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Fremont Police Department, Holland Police Department, Ottawa Hills Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Wood County Sherriff’s Office and Washington Township Police Department.

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

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