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For Immediate Release

November 06, 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 Middletown Murder Suspect in Tampa, FL

Tampa, FL – During the late-morning hours of November 6, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and the Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Marquan Cook on an outstanding warrant from Butler County for Murder.

On October 11, Cook was allegedly involved in an assault on a male victim at the 600 block of North Verity Parkway in Middletown, OH, where the victim was struck by gunfire. The victim succumbed to his wounds. Middletown Police Department investigators filed an arrest warrant for Cook. The U.S. Marshals SOFAST in Cincinnati, OH, and the U.S. Marshals Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force with assistance from the Middletown Police Department, developed information Cook was in the 200 block of East Fowler Avenue in Tampa, FL. U.S. Marshals quickly arrested Cook without incident.

Cook is currently in custody at the Hillsborough County Jail awaiting extradition back to Butler County.
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.

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