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For Immediate Release

November 19, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Lupica
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
Guthrie Road Homicide Suspect Arrested

Dayton, OH – The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Acting United States Marshal Patrick Sedoti announced today that Michael Harwell was arrested. SOFAST in conjunction with the Dayton Police Department arrested Harwell this morning off of Taylorsville Road in Huber Heights.

On June 16, 2012, shortly after midnight, the Dayton Police Department responded to a call on the 3500 block of Guthrie Road in Dayton. Jason Miller, 29 years old, was found dead on the center line of Guthrie Road and was discovered by a passerby. The Dayton Police Department said he had been shot several times, with two gunshots to the head. In response to the investigation by the Dayton Police Department, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Michael Harwell on November 16, 2012 for Homicide.

On November 19, 2012, the Dayton SOFAST team determined that Harwell was going to be at a business on Taylorsville Road in Huber Heights. After several hours of surveillance the team successfully apprehended Harwell without incident once he entered the parking lot.

Dayton SOFAST is comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Wright State University Police, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Trotwood Police Department, Greeneville Police Department, and the Springboro Police Department.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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