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For Immediate Release

Contact:
March 19, 2020

Nathan Richardson, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-6925;

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Arrest Fairfield Murder Suspect in Miamisburg

Cincinnati, OH – During the mid-morning hours of March 19, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Kirby Cheong on an outstanding warrant from the Butler County Court of Common Pleas of Butler County, Ohio for Murder.

On October 1, 2019, Cheong was allegedly involved in an assault of a female victim within the Fairfield, Ohio area; the victim was shot multiple times during the assault. The victim succumbed to her injuries after the attack. Fairfield Police Department investigators filed an arrest warrant for Cheong. The U.S. Marshals SOFAST in Cincinnati, OH, with assistance from the Fairfield Police Department, developed information Cheong was in the 9600 block of Summit Point Drive in Miamisburg, OH. SOFAST quickly arrested Cheong without incident.

Cheong 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 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, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mount Orb 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.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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