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For Immediate Release

September 08, 2011 Nathan Lupica, Deputy United States Marshal
(937) 225-2917;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals SOFAST Task Force Arrests Dayton Homicide Suspect and Person of Interest in Kentucky Homicide
Cathy J. Jones, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announces the arrests of Marty Roe and Tyree Parson. Roe was wanted by the Lexington Police Department for Harassing Communications. Parson was wanted by the Dayton Police Department for Murder and has pending Felonious Assault and Weapons Charges.

On September 7, 2011, the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) received information that Marty Roe may be headed to the Dayton area. SOFAST initiated a fugitive investigation and discovered Roe was known to frequent various campgrounds in Indian Lake, OH. Further investigation by the SOFAST team narrowed Roe’s location to a specific campground in Indian Lake. Surveillance of the area led the team to a local bar near the campsite where they were able to quickly identify and apprehend Roe without incident. Roe was arrested on a warrant for Harassing Communications, but is also wanted for questioning in the murder of Dr. Martha Post. Dr. Post was gunned down inside her van on September 1, 2011, while leaving work in Lexington, Kentucky. SOFAST was assisted by the Logan County Sheriff’s Office and the Lexington, Kentucky Police Department. Roe was booked into the Logan County Jail where he will await extradition to Kentucky.

Less than 12 hours later, SOFAST was also able to locate and capture Tyree Parson, who they found hiding in the 200 block of Niagara Avenue. Parson was wanted for the Murder of Dequan Smith. Parson was arrested without incident and booked into the Montgomery County Jail.

SOFAST in the Miami Valley area is comprised of the following federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies: United States Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Wright State Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI), Tipp City Police Department

The U.S. Marshals Service was America’s first federal law enforcement agency and each year arrests more fugitives than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.

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