Dayton, OH – The Southern Ohio Fugitive
Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Acting United States Marshal Patrick
Sedoti announced today that Michael Harwell was arrested. SOFAST in
conjunction with the Dayton Police Department arrested Harwell this morning
off of Taylorsville Road in Huber Heights.
On June 16, 2012, shortly after midnight, the Dayton Police Department
responded to a call on the 3500 block of Guthrie Road in Dayton. Jason
Miller, 29 years old, was found dead on the center line of Guthrie Road and
was discovered by a passerby. The Dayton Police Department said he had been
shot several times, with two gunshots to the head. In response to the
investigation by the Dayton Police Department, a warrant was issued for the
arrest of Michael Harwell on November 16, 2012 for Homicide.
On November 19, 2012, the Dayton SOFAST team determined that Harwell was
going to be at a business on Taylorsville Road in Huber Heights. After
several hours of surveillance the team successfully apprehended Harwell
without incident once he entered the parking lot.
Dayton SOFAST is comprised of members from the United States Marshals
Service, Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Montgomery
County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County
Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Prosecutor’s
Office, Wright State University Police, Ohio Adult Parole Authority,
Trotwood Police Department, Greeneville Police Department, and the
Springboro Police Department.
U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and
captures more fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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