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For Immediate Release

January 14, 2010 Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati
Chris A. Riley Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal (513) 684-3594;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Juvenile Armed Robbery and Kidnapping Suspect Apprehended in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, OH – A juvenile suspect, 17 years of age, was arrested today by the U.S. Marshals led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST).

The juvenile suspect is charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery, one count of Kidnapping, four counts of Aggravated Burglary, one count of Receiving Stolen Firearm, one count of Felonious Assault, and one count of Grand Theft Auto. Members of SOFAST obtained information that the juvenile suspect was hiding out in the Price Hill neighborhood. SOFAST, with the assistance of Cincinnati Police District 3 Patrol Division, located the juvenile suspect at a home on Ring Place. The juvenile suspect was found on the third floor and climbed out of a window onto a ledge to escape capture. He threatened to jump, so members of SOFAST acted quickly to safely pull him back inside the house. The juvenile suspect was then taken into custody with no further incident. He is currently awaiting resolution of these charges at the Hamilton County Juvenile Center. U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones said "The determination of our Deputy U.S. Marshals, case agents, and task force officers is unwavering. We will continue to pursue the most dangerous fugitives until they are located. This also requires the cooperation of our impacted communities. Please continue to provide your tips. Together, we can make our communities safer."

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, U.S. Department of Agriculture OIG, U.S. Attorney’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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