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For Immediate Release

July 23, 2009 Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati
Deputy U.S. Marshal Michael J. Picou (513) 684-3306
Lexington, Kentucky Shooter Arrested in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, OH – Tyjuan Pearson, 24 years of age, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and the Springfield Township Police Department.

Pearson, who was considered armed and dangerous, was wanted in Kentucky by the Lexington Police Department for 1st Degree Assault that occurred on June 14th. Pearson is accused of shooting and killing twenty year old Dwayne Johnson outside of a convenience store because of a dispute over a game of craps.

SOFAST developed information that Pearson fled Kentucky and was in the Cincinnati area. Yesterday morning, members of SOFAST located and apprehended Pearson without incident in the 1500 block of Meredith Avenue in Springfield Township. Pearson was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center awaiting extradition to Lexington, Kentucky.

U.S. Marshal James Wahlrab stated, “It’s a nice arrest to take a violent fugitive off the streets. SOFAST and Springfield Township’s joint effort made the community safer”.

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, 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.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Annually, U.S. Marshals arrest more than 50 percent of all federal fugitives and serve more federal warrants than all other federal agencies combined. For more information on other USMS Top 15 fugitives and USMS Major Cases, go to  

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