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For Immediate Release

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November 13, 2014 Chris Hodge, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (419) 259-6286
U.S. Marshals Task Force Tracks Down Toledo Fugitive in Indianapolis
 

N/OH Violent Fugitive Task Force LogoToledo, OH – U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott announces the capture of “Dangerous Dozen” fugitive Marlon Powell, found early this morning in Indiana. The arrest was due to a collaborative effort between the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Indianapolis, IN. Powell, age 22, was wanted in Toledo after being indicted by a Grand Jury for Involuntary Manslaughter, Aggravated Rioting, Participating in a Criminal Gang, and Bribery.

In March of 2014, Powell is alleged to have instigated a fight between rival gang members and ordered the shooting of an individual who later died of gunshot wounds. Shortly after the shooting Powell fled Toledo. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force followed up on several leads and tips received after placing Powell on the most wanted “Dangerous Dozen” and in the Toledo Blade’s Most Wanted Section. In October of 2014, information was developed that Powell had family in the Indianapolis area. Early this morning, the Indianapolis Division of the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Powell in Indianapolis. He is currently in the Marion County Jail in Indiana, awaiting extradition back to Ohio.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This is a prime example of how effective our fugitive task forces are, working together across the nation to reach out and bring back dangerous fugitives to face justice for their heinous crimes.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411). Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Toledo Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Fremont Police Department, Holland Police Department, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ottawa Hills Police Department, Toledo Police Department, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service and Wood County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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