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For Immediate Release

November 30, 2010 DUSM Donnie W. Ray, Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3580
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Marathon Station Robbery Suspect

Cincinnati, OH – United States Marshal Cathy J. Jones and the Cincinnati Police Department announce the arrest of Tony Halston. In the early evening hours of 11/30/2010, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested 28 year-old Tony Halston in the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. Halston is accused of shooting Marathon Station store clerk in Price Hill on November 12, 2010. Halston has previous convictions for various crimes including felony assault, trafficking in drugs and obstructing justice. Deputy U.S. Marshal Donnie W. Ray stated, “When local law enforcement and Federal Law Enforcement join forces, successful arrests of this caliber can be expected by the community. This arrest highlights the impact we can make when information between agencies is shared and relayed on a timely basis.”

On 11/30/2010, investigative leads led SOFAST to Halston, who was staying with a friend in the 2200 block of Harrison Avenue. Halston briefly barricaded himself in the back bedroom of the building before surrendering to task force officers. Halston complied with officers orders and was arrested without incident. Halston was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges for Aggravated Robbery.

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


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