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For Immediate Release

September 27, 2013 Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Lupica
Southern District of Ohio
(937) 467-1791
Local Man Arrested a Second Time by US Marshals SOFAST

 DAYTON, OHIO – The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Acting United States Marshal Patrick Sedoti announced today that Shawn BROOKINS has been arrested. SOFAST arrested BROOKINS yesterday afternoon on Spring Valley Road in Miamisburg, Ohio. This was the second time BROOKINS had a run in with SOFAST.

Back on May 15 2008, SOFAST first arrested BROOKINS after being charged by the state of West Virginia for homicide. The charge was later pled down to voluntary manslaughter, and he received 3-15 year sentence. BROOKINS served almost 5 years and was then released on early parole. Shortly after being released on parole BROOKINS was once again in trouble with the law.

In early August of 2013, the Wheeling Police Department in West Virginia responded to a domestic dispute. BROOKINS allegedly punched his girlfriend while she was holding a baby and then hit her cousin with a pool stick after he tried to intervene. When the police arrived, the two victims ran to officers as BROOKINS fled out the back door. Officers and police K-9s pursued but eventually lost his trail. Both victims said that BROOKINS owned a gun. On August 2, 2013 a warrant was issued for Shawn BROOKINS for malicious wounding. BROOKINS then fled back to Dayton to escape the charges.

On September 27, 2013, the Dayton SOFAST team determined that BROOKINS was staying at an address on Spring Valley Road in Miamisburg. The SOFAST team found BROOKINS hiding inside an apartment and arrested him without incident. BROOKINS is currently detained in the Montgomery County Jail awaiting extradition to West Virginia.

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, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, 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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