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For Immediate Release

January 25, 2017 Charles Sanso, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3594
Task Force Arrests Violent Cincinnati Suspect in Pennsylvania
Farrell, PA - U.S Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the evening hours of January 25, 2017, the U.S. Marshals’ Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPFTF) in the Pittsburgh Office arrested fugitive Terenceo Griggs on January 25, 2017 on an outstanding warrant from the Hamilton County Municipal Court, Cincinnati, Ohio for Felonious Assault and Abduction.

Griggs, 39, was wanted by the Cincinnati Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit (FAU). The warrant was assigned to a Cincinnati Police Officer on the Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). On December 21, 2016 Griggs allegedly assaulted a female victim in the 1900 block of Kentucky Ave in Cincinnati, Ohio. The female victim was held against her will while Griggs allegedly beat her. The female victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the assault. Cincinnati Police Department FAU received critical information Griggs was in the State of Pennsylvania. This information was then provided to U.S. Marshals’ SOFAST. The U.S. Marshals’ (WPFTF) in the Pittsburgh Office was contacted; WPFTF, Farrell Police Department and the Sharon Police department quickly located Griggs in the Farrell, PA area and arrested him on the outstanding Cincinnati charges.

Griggs is currently in custody at the Mercer County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Cincinnati, Ohio. Griggs could face new charges from the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Cincinnati, Ohio in the future.

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, Colerain Township Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Newtown Police Department, St. Bernard Police and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

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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