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For Immediate Release

March 27, 2019 Charles Sanso, Acting Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2917;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
SOFAST Task Force Arrests Middletown Murder Suspect in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the morning hours of March 27, 2019, the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Daniel Fitzgerald on an outstanding warrant from the Middletown Municipal Court of Butler County, Ohio for Complicity to Aggravated Murder.

On December 14, 2018, Fitzgerald was allegedly involved in an assault of a male victim within the Middletown, Ohio area; the victim succumbed to his injuries after the assault. Middletown Police Department investigators filed an arrest warrant for Fitzgerald. The U.S. Marshals SOFAST in Cincinnati, OH, with assistance from the Middletown Police Department, developed information Fitzgerald was in the 1500 block of Meredith Drive in Cincinnati, OH. SOFAST quickly arrested Fitzgerald without incident.

Fitzgerald is currently in custody at the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Adult Parole Authority, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Butler County Probation Office, Cincinnati Police Department, Colerain Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Golf Manor Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, 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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