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For Immediate Release

October 07, 2016 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
U.S. Marshals Arrest Homicide Suspect

Dayton, OH - Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) coordinated the arrest of Deonte Snowden, age 34. The Dayton Police Department investigated the case and filed a warrant through the Montgomery County Court. Deonte Snowden was indicted on two counts of murder and two counts of felonious assault. The charges also carry a three-year gun specification and weapons under disability charge from a prior felony conviction. The charges stem from an incident that was reported on June 6th of this year on the 1700 block of Riverview Avenue. Dayton police and medics responded after receiving several reports of shots fired and a possible victim.

Through the investigation, Dayton detectives developed information that Snowden was currently at an address on E. Fairbrook Street in Mesa, Arizona. The U.S. Marshals out of Dayton reached out to their counterparts in Mesa, AZ for assistance. The U.S. Marshals in Arizona quickly responded to the request and arrested Snowden without incident. Snowden will remain in Arizona until he can be extradited back to Ohio.

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

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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