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For Immediate Release

March 24, 2016 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
SOFAST Arrests Springfield Serial Robbery Suspect

Springfield, OH - Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Ricky Hand, age 46. The Springfield Police Department had filed a warrant for Aggravated Robbery, charges that stemmed from a robbery in March of 2016. During this robbery a handgun was used. Hand is also a suspect in several other robberies that occurred in the Springfield area and has a history of committing robberies and burglaries.

Through the investigation, SOFAST and the Springfield Police Department developed information that Ricky Hand was currently at an address on West Pleasant Street in Springfield. SOFAST went to the residence and located Hand inside. Hand was arrested without incident and transported to the Clark County Jail. This joint effort between SOFAST and the Springfield Police Department led to an additional 12 robbery and 2 burglary charges against Hand.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Springboro Police Department and the Wright State University Police.

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

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