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For Immediate Release

July 09, 2009 Southern District of Ohio
Deputy U.S. Marshal Donnie W. Ray, PAO (513) 200-5091;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
State Fugitive Strike Team Arrest Double Homicide Suspect
Gerald Wilson is accused of killing Kenneth Gaines and Mark Davenport

Cincinnati, OH - On 07/09/09 at approximately 6:30 pm, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested 24 year-old Gerald Wilson at an associate’s residence located on East McMicken Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. Wilson is accused of shooting and killing Kenneth Gaines and Mark Davenport at the 1200 Block of Lincoln Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio at approximately 11:00 pm on July 3, 2009. Wilson has a lengthy criminal record that includes multiple convictions for various crimes including felony assaults and robberies. Chief Deputy United States Marshal Cathy Jones stated “This emphasizes the importance of Federal and State law enforcement working collaboratively to get the job done.”

On 07/09/09, SOFAST developed information that Wilson was staying with an associate on East McMicken Avenue. Deputies surrounded the complex and made entry into the residence. The strike team caught Wilson attempting to run out the back door of the apartment and arrested him without incident. Wilson was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center.

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police Department, Warren Co. Prosecutors Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture OIG, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Butler County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio Adult Parole Authority.

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