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For Immediate Release

May 16, 2016 Charles Sanso, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3594
SOFAST Arrests Tennessee Murder Suspect in Hamilton, Ohio
Cincinnati, OH - The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office arrested fugitive Nicholas Taylor on May 16, 2016 on an outstanding arrest warrant from Sevier County, Tennessee.

Taylor, 68, was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) on a charge of Murder. Taylor allegedly shot a female victim, identified as Susan Kokenge in a residence in Seymour, Tennessee on June 24, 2014. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals’ Smoky Mountains Fugitive Task Force received information Taylor was in the Hamilton, Ohio area. SOFAST and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office were contacted and quickly located Taylor in the 100 Block of Douglas Lane, Hamilton, Ohio and arrested him on the outstanding charge.

Taylor is currently in the custody of the Butler County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Tennessee.

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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