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For Immediate Release

April 20, 2016 Charles Sanso, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3594
U.S Marshals Task Force Arrests Michigan Murder Suspect in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH - The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Jaylan Deshawn Traviss on April 20, 2016 on an outstanding arrest warrant from Muskegon, Michigan.

Traviss, 20, was wanted by the Muskegon Police Department on a charge of Murder. Traviss allegedly shot a male victim, identified as Charles Cuti Jr., who later succumbed to his injuries. The Muskegon Police Department and the U.S. Marshals’ Western District of Michigan Task Force received information Traviss was in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. SOFAST was contacted and quickly located Traviss in the 6100 Block of Joyce Lane, Cincinnati, Ohio and arrested him on the outstanding Muskegon charge.

Traviss is currently in the custody of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Muskegon, Michigan.

Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a fugitive focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Newtown Police Department, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Harrison Police Department, and the St. Bernard Police Department.

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

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