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October 24, 2013 Eastern District of Virginia (703) 837-5558
U.S. Marshals Capture Northampton Murder Suspect in Ohio

Norfolk, VA – U.S. Marshal Robert Mathieson announces the capture of John Logan. An arrest warrant was issued for 27-year-old Logan on Sept. 9. Logan was wanted by Northampton County Sheriff’s Office for malicious wounding by mob, murder by mob and participation in street gang activity.

In the early morning hours of April 13, Northampton County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the area of Sylvan Scene Drive in Machipongo, VA in reference to the report of a shooting victim. Deputy Sheriffs learned that 23-year-old Jessie Jordan had been transported to a hospital. Upon arriving at the hospital, Deputy Sheriffs learned that Jordan was deceased. Investigation surrounding evidence led Northampton County to indict Logan in connection with the crime.

The U.S. Marshals Service’s fugitive task force within the Eastern District of Virginia began investigating the whereabouts of Logan. Investigation developed information that Logan fled the area and was possibly residing with family in Cincinnati. An address was developed in OH and Logan was arrested without incident by the US Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) yesterday morning.

In response to this capture, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal John Bolen for the Eastern District of Virginia stated, “It is all in a day’s work for the U.S. Marshals. We routinely demonstrate that we possess the most rapid and farthest reaching fugitive apprehension capabilities in the world.”

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested more than 36,300 federal fugitives and 86,700 state and local fugitives in fiscal year 2012. Our investigative network and capabilities allow for the unique ability to track and apprehend any fugitive who attempts to evade police capture, anywhere in the country.

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

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