For Immediate Release
|September 17, 2014||
Drew Deserto, Assistant Chief
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-3499
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Finds Akron Homicide Fugitive Hiding in Abandon House in Cleveland|
Cleveland, OH – Today, at approximately 10:30 A.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), located and arrested Devanae Griffin, age 19. Griffin was wanted by the Akron Police Department for the aggravated murder of Darryl Trammell, age 39, which occurred August 18, 2014 in Akron. It is alleged that Griffin and two other males shot and killed the victim during a robbery of the victim’s residence. The two other males were arrested shortly after the crime. Griffin had been evading capture and fled the Akron area.
The fugitive investigation was referred to the NOVFTF Akron Division. Investigators on the Akron Division of the NOVFTF determined that the suspect was hiding in the Cleveland area and sent all information to the Cleveland Division to investigate. Early this morning, the Cleveland Division of the NOVFTF located and arrested Griffin at an abandoned residence on the 3600 block of E. 146th St. in Cleveland. Griffin was found hiding in a closet in the residence and was arrested without further incident. Griffin was transported to Akron Police after the arrest.
Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Drew Deserto stated, “This was a great example of our task force teams working together to bring another dangerous fugitive to justice. There is no safe haven for fugitives to hide in Northern Ohio.”
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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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