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For Immediate Release

March 14, 2017 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect Wanted in Murder
Dayton, OH - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the morning hours of March 14, 2017 the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Brandon Carr, age 35. Carr was wanted by the Dayton Police Department for Murder (3 year firearm specification), Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Kidnapping. The charges stem from an incident that was reported in February of 2016.

In early February, Detectives were called out to an address on Free Pike in Dayton. Brittany Russell, age 29 of Middletown was found shot to death in her car with her 6 month old daughter in the backseat. When officers arrived, the child was not harmed however Russell was dead on scene. After a lengthy investigation, Dayton Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Carr.

SOFAST officers had developed information that Carr was currently at an address off of Cornell Drive in Dayton. SOFAST along with the Dayton Police Department knocked on the front door of the unit announcing police presence. Carr opened a back window and quickly realized that officers surrounded the residence. Officers were able to safely apprehend Carr and transport him to the Dayton detective section.

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, and 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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