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For Immediate Release

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April 12, 2021 Southern District of Ohio (614) 469-5540;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Shooting Suspects

Columbus, OH – United States Marshal Peter Tobin is pleased to announce Anthony Truss was arrested April 7, 2021 in Covington, Georgia. Levon Sommerville was also arrested on April 12, 2021 in Tucker, Georgia. Truss and Sommerville were wanted by the Columbus Police Department on separate warrants issued March 3, 2021 from the Delaware Common Pleas Court charging Truss and Sommerville for Felonious Assault. These charges stem from a firearm assault occurring on March 3, 2021, where Truss and Sommerville allegedly used handguns to shoot at each other inside the Polaris Mall.

The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive investigation on March 3, 2021 at the request of the Columbus Police Department. Columbus Police investigators, Columbus Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and SOFAST work together on this investigation. Investigators believed Truss and Sommerville fled Ohio and were in the State of Georgia. The U.S. Marshal Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in Georgia arrested Truss and Sommerville.

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Division of Police, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Delaware County Probation, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Zanesville Police Department.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may send an anonymous tip to the Marshals by texting the keyword SOFAST and their message to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the U.S. Marshals’ website at https://www.usmarshals.gov/tips/index.html.

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

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