OH –Today, United States Marshal Pete Elliott and Regional
Director Todd Ishee of the Adult Parole Authority announce the arrest of one
of northern Ohio’s most wanted violent fugitives.
On Wednesday October 23rd 2013 at approximately 4:30 PM, the U.S. Marshals
led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task arrested Julius Webster age 27, on
Knollwood Drive in Parma, Ohio. Webster was wanted for the robbery and
murder of 31-year-old Curtis Leon Marks Jr. on August 29th, 2013. The murder
took place outside of a bar on the corner of 70th and Superior Avenue in
Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, Webster was wanted by the Cuyahoga County
Sheriff’s Office for escape, the Adult Parole Authority for a parole
violation and is a suspect in two separate homicides in Canton, Ohio.
Webster was a founding member and leader of the Heartless Felons Street Gang
and had been previewed on multiple occasions throughout multiple cities as
the United States Marshals Fugitive of the Week. The task force has been
pursuing Webster endlessly for the last two months.
The task force developed information that Webster was staying at an
apartment on Knollwood Dr. in Parma. Officers set up surveillance around the
apartment. At around 4:30 a male fitting the description of Webster was seen
exiting the building and getting into a vehicle. Members of the task force
followed Webster a short distance before stopping the vehicle. The vehicle
was surrounded at the corner of Knollwood and Big Creek Dr. in Parma.
Webster was taken into custody and transported to the Cleveland Police
Department without incident.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “Great team work by the Deputy United States
The Canton Office of the FBI, the Adult Parole Authority and all the members
of the Task Force led to the capture of this violent fugitive. Our streets
are much safer today due to the fact that these officers and departments
partnered together and never stopped pursuing Webster ending his run as one
of northern Ohio’s most wanted”.
Adult Parole Authority Regional Director Todd Ishee said, “We are very proud
to be partners with the Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Together our men and women of the Task Force are making a tremendous
difference every day ridding our streets of many violent fugitives.
Partnerships are what brought Webster to Justice.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the
Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at
1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may
also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED"
and your tip to TIP411 (847411),
or you can send a web tip at the following webpage
http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is
available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is
composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals
Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office,
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police
Department, Lakewood Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio
State Highway Patrol, Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector
General, Solon Police Department, and the Westlake Police Department.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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