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For Immediate Release

October 31, 2013 Ross Wilber- Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 214-1597
U.S. Marshals Arrest Mansfield Stabbing Suspect in Columbus

NOVFTF LogoMansfield, OH – Earlier this afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested David King, age 34, in a residence in Columbus. King was wanted by the Mansfield Police Department for felonious assault, a felony of the 2nd degree, resulting from a confrontation and stabbing that occurred on Monday night on Poplar Street in Mansfield.

The arrest warrant was turned over to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) Richland County Division on Tuesday. Task Force Officers initiated a fugitive investigation to locate King, which led them to the Columbus area. In coordination with SOFAST, Task Force Officers were able to locate and arrest King on the 900 block of E 19th Ave in Columbus.

Mansfield Police Chief Dino Sgambellone was notified of the arrest and stated, “It is the ability of the Marshals Task Force, to reach out and apprehend violent offenders, that continues to pay extraordinary dividends towards the safety of our community.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force - Richland County Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Municipal Probation, Ashland Police Department, Bellville Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Butler Police Department, Crestline Police Department, Galion Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Loudonville Police Department, Mansfield Municipal Probation, Mansfield Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ontario Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, Richland County Probation, Richland County Prosecutor’s Office, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.

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