OH – The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF)
Akron Division arrested their second “Dangerous Dozen” homicide suspect in
less than two weeks. Daniel Lanier Travis, age 27, was wanted by the Akron
Police Department in the April 2010 shooting death of J’Suan E. Slayton, age
32, of Lawton St. in Akron.
Slayton and a 28-year-old man were shot in an
apartment in the 600 block of Fern St. in Akron. The Akron Police
Department, through the course of their investigation, identified Travis as
a suspect for the homicide, and charged him with aggravated murder and
In May of 2010, the Akron Police Department
referred the case to the NOVFTF for assistance with locating and
apprehending Travis. The NOVFTF over the course of their investigation has
spent hundreds of man hours on the case.
In September 2010, the NOVFTF added Travis
to their most wanted “Dangerous Dozen” list and was profiled in the Akron
Beacon Journal. Deputy U.S. Marshal Jeff Irwin stated, “Since the beginning
of the new year multiple new tips have come in on Travis from the Beacon
Journal Story. The tips have allowed Task Force Officer’s to effectively
step up their efforts in the pursuit of Travis”.
Task Force Officers have been able to close down on Travis over the course
of the last few weeks. All of the NOVFTF efforts and hard work paid off
Tuesday evening when Travis was tracked to an address on Rachel St., NW, in
Canton, OH. When Task Force officers approached the apartment, Travis tried
to flee by climbing out a window from a second story apartment. Travis was
apprehended before he hit the ground by observant Task Force Officers
eagerly waiting on the ground level. Travis was immediately transported to
Akron Police Department for questioning and is currently being held in the
Summit County Jail.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is
encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task
Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED. Callers may remain
anonymous. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at
which is updated monthly.
The NOVFTF Akron Division consists of the following
federal, state and local agencies: Akron Police Department, Barberton
Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Boston Heights Village
Police Department, Brimfield Township Police Department, Brunswick Hills
Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Copley Township
Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Kent Police Department,
Medina Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Northfield Village
Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority,
Portage County Prosecutor’s Office, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Ravenna
Police Department, Reminderville Police Department, Stow Police Department,
Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Twinsburg Police Department, United States
Marshals Service, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police
Department, Wadsworth Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at
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