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For Immediate Release

Contact:
May 20, 2021 Southern District of Ohio Public Affairs Officer (614) 469-5540;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Task Force Arrests Bank Robbery Suspect

Columbus, OH – United States Marshal Peter Tobin is pleased to announce Lloyd Christian was arrested on May 20, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. The Jefferson County Municipal Court charged Christian with Aggravated Robbery charges. These charges stem from an incident occurring on or about May 3, 2021, where Christian allegedly brandished a firearm inside a bank within the City of Steubenville, Ohio.

The United States Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force in the State of West Virginia adopted the fugitive investigation at the request of the Steubenville Police Department. U.S. Marshals Task Force and Steubenville investigators believed Christian fled the Jefferson, Ohio area. Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) then arrested Lloyd in the 300 Block of Grenadine Way, Columbus, Ohio. Christian was then transported to the Franklin County Jail.

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, Cambridge Police Department, 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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