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For Immediate Release

May 28, 2010 Supervisory Deputy Chris Riley
Southern District of Ohio, Cincinnati (513) 684-3594
Suspect in Cheviot's First Homicide in Two Decades Arrested
Cincinnati, OH – In the afternoon of 05/28/2010, a 17 year old homicide suspect was arrested by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). The teenage suspect was wanted for the fatal stabbing of 26 year old Gavin Mays yesterday afternoon. The victim was stabbed in the torso and head, succumbing to his injuries inside of his residence on the 3700 block of Glenmore Avenue. Another occupant of the residence was also injured during the fatal altercation. Interim U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones stated, “Once again SOFAST has taken a dangerous fugitive off the streets of our community. Through cooperation among our law enforcement partners, SOFAST will continue to target the most violent offenders in an ongoing effort to safeguard our neighborhoods”.

On 05/28/2010, SOFAST and the Cheviot Police Department developed information that the teenage suspect was in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Deputy U.S. Marshals, Task Force Officers, and Cheviot Police Detectives, with the assistance of Cincinnati Police’s District 5 officers located the teenage suspect in the 4600 block of Hamilton Avenue. Marked Cincinnati Patrol units conducted a felony car stop in front of 4691 Hamilton Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. The teenage suspect was arrested without incident. A semi-automatic handgun and a small amount of crack cocaine were recovered from the vehicle.

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

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined. For more information, go to