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For Immediate Release

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February 20, 2014 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect Wanted for 2011 Homicide/Rape

Cincinnati, OH – This morning, at approximately 7:00 a.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Karl Davis Coleman, age 25. A Montgomery County grand jury indicted Karl Coleman on Murder, Felonious Assault, Rape, Attempted Rape, and Tampering with Evidence. The charges stem from a homicide that occurred on May 6th, 2011. Investigators have been working on the case since May of 2011, when the body of 27 year old DeMisha Mattison was found in her Clover Avenue home in Dayton.

The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) was given the case by the Dayton Police Department. Through the investigation SOFAST developed information that Coleman had fled to the Cincinnati area. The SOFAST teams from both Dayton and Cincinnati worked together and determined that Coleman was staying at an address on Goble Street in Cincinnati. SOFAST went to the residence and located Coleman inside. Coleman was transported to the Hamilton County Jail where he will remain until extradition back to Montgomery County.

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, 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, Wright State University Police, Greeneville Police Department, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Springboro Police Department.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal 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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