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  • U.S. Marshals Increase Reward to $5,000 for Information About Murder Suspect Coreyon Joseph Brown

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    Coreyon Joseph BrownToledo, OH – The United States Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of fugitive,

  • Man Who Killed Pregnant Akron Woman Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Akron, OH –  This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Jeremiah Williams, 21. Williams was wanted by the Akron Police Department for homicide.

  • Cleveland Homicide Suspect Arrested in Solon Hotel

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    Cleveland, OH – Early this morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Jerome Rivers, 32.  A warrant was issued for Rivers on Monday of this week for the August 27 homicide of Theo Vance Echols, 32.

    Before dawn on Saturday, August 27, police were called to the area of 3700 East 50th St., in Cleveland’s South Broadway neighborhood.  When officers arrived, they found the victim, Theo Echols, with multiple gunshot wounds.  Officers learned that a verbal altercation had taken place shortly before the shooting.  

  • U.S. Marshals Find Missing Oklahoma Juvenile in Akron, Ohio

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    Akron, OH – Earlier today, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Missing Child Unit recovered Shawna Justice (17), a missing endangered juvenile from Oklahoma whose whereabouts have been unknown for ten months. Justice was reported missing to the Woodward County Sheriff’s Office in December 2021 and has been missing since. The Akron Police Department and the USMS entered the missing persons investigation last week and recovered Justice this morning in the Kenmore area of Akron, OH. An adult relative of Justice was also arrested on outstanding warrants during the recovery.

  • U.S. Marshals Find Missing Child in Youngstown, Ohio

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    Youngstown, OH – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) are pleased to report Makayla Popio (12), a missing juvenile, was recovered safely in the 700 block of Park Ave. Youngstown, OH. Popio was last seen on August 14, 2022, when she was reported missing to the Campbell Police Department. The USMS Missing Child Unit has been vigorously investigating her whereabouts ever since. The investigative efforts led to Popio’s recovery and the arrest of a 46-year-old male.

  • Bedford Heights Homicide Suspect Arrested By Fugitive Task Force

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    Cleveland, OH – Early this morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) located and arrested Bernard Walter Lewis Lonnie Sparks, 33.  Sparks has been wanted since January 2022 for aggravated murder, attempted murder, aggravated burglary, and felonious assault.  

  • Buffalo, New York Murder Suspect Found Hiding On Cleveland’s West Side

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    Cleveland, OH – Late this afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Ja’Vair Walker, 20.  Walker is currently wanted by the Buffalo, New York Police Department for murder.

    Police in New York believe Walker is tied to a shooting which occurred back in August 2021 where a juvenile female was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle. A warrant was issued for Walker one week ago.  From there, investigators learned that Walker may have fled New York and was possibly hiding somewhere in northeast Ohio.

  • U.S. Marshals Alert Public of Scam Phone Calls

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    Toledo, OH – The U.S. Marshals are alerting the public of a current imposter scam involving individuals claiming to be U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott. Scammers have been calling victims to explain they missed court dates, have outstanding warrants, or failed to appear after being served with subpoenas. No such subpoenas were ever served, and the victims were not named in any court case. The scammers even have a recording saying the caller has reached the Federal District Courts and can be connected to the U.S. Marshals.

  • Akron Man who Skipped Sentencing After Shooting at Juveniles Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Tyler Duncan, 21. Duncan was wanted by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear at sentencing. 

  • District of Northern Ohio Fugitive of the Week: Michael Frost

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    Fugitive FrostLorain County, OH – The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive Michael Frost. Frost is wanted by the United States Marshals Service and the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition.

  • U.S. Marshals Partners With ‘A Special Wish’ for a Very Special Day

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    Cleveland, OH - The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), the Brunswick Police Department and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department SWAT Officers were fortunate enough to work with The Northeast Ohio Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation to grant a wish for a very special young man.

  • U.S. Marshals and Toledo Police Combat Gang and Gun Violence with Operation Triple Beam

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    Toledo, OH – The United States Marshals Service and the Toledo Police Department have worked diligently over the last two months to help curb gun violence and disrupt gang activity in the city of Toledo. Operation Triple Beam, which concluded last week, was a collaborative law enforcement operation designed to focus on areas of high gun violence and disrupt gang activity. Officers focused on taking violent fugitives and gang members off the streets with an emphasis on violent crime, habitual offenders, and gun and drug seizures.  

  • Man Accused of Raping Children Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Canton, OH – This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested David Hanshe, 34. Hanshe was wanted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 5 counts of rape of a child.

  • Two Missing Teens Located Safe in Akron, Ohio

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    Akron, OH – The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently began investigating the whereabouts of Makenzie Carson (15), a missing juvenile. Carson had been reported missing to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources after she couldn’t be located around her campsite at the Mosquito Creek State Park on July 7, 2022. Her whereabouts up until this morning were unknown. The USMS Missing Child Unit has been vigorously investigating her whereabouts in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies.

  • Robbery Suspect Barricaded in Home Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Cleveland, OH – Late this afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), along with the Cleveland Division of Police SWAT Team, arrested Sheldon Payne, 29.

    Payne was wanted by numerous police agencies in the Cleveland area including Cleveland, Solon, Brooklyn, and Strongsville Police Departments. Warrants were issued for multiple robberies, thefts, shoplifting, and fraud. On at least two separate occasions Payne is alleged to have pepper sprayed employees prior to the crimes.

  • Akron Man Accused of Killing 1 Year Old Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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    Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Latrell Wilson, 38. Wilson was wanted by the Akron Police Department for homicide.

  • Three Suspects Arrested by Akron Police and U.S. Marshals for Fatal Beating of Akron Teen

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    Akron, OH – This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Deshawn Stafford Jr., 20 yrs, Tyler Stafford, 19 yrs, and Donovon Jones, 21 yrs. The three are wanted by the Akron Police Department for the fatal beating of Ethan Liming, 17 yrs, outside the I Promise School in Akron on June 2, 2022.

  • Three Suspects Arrested by Akron Police and U.S. Marshals for Fatal Beating of Akron Teen

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    Akron, OH – This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Deshawn Stafford Jr., 20 yrs, Tyler Stafford, 19 yrs, and Donovon Jones, 21 yrs. The three are wanted by the Akron Police Department for the fatal beating of Ethan Liming, 17 yrs, outside the I Promise School in Akron on June 2, 2022.

  • Woman Wanted in Deadly Cleveland Shooting Arrested in New York

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    Brooklyn, NY – This morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Service, New York-New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and the New York Police Department arrested Cierra Mack, 30. Mack was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder.

  • Atlanta Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in Cleveland

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    Cleveland, OH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Service, Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Jumel Lewis, 42. Lewis was wanted by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in Georgia for aggravated murder.