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For Immediate Release

February 11, 2022 Public Affairs Officer, Southern District of Ohio (937) 225-2917;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrest Fugitive Wanted for 2016 Murder

Dayton, OH – The U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) with assistance of the Xenia Police Division, Fairborn Police Department, Greene County Agencies for Combined Enforcement (ACE) Drug Task Force, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Middletown Division of Police, and Middletown Special Operations Unit have arrested Devon Cox.

Cox was indicted and wanted by the Fairborn Police Department in 2019 for events which allegedly transpired in November 2016. Cox is charged with murder, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault. During the afternoon hours of February 11, 2022, and through a combined investigative effort, law enforcement was led to the 1700 block of South Breiel Blvd in Middletown, OH wherein Cox was taken into custody without incident. Cox now awaits his court appearance for the above charges.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Perry Township Police Department, Springboro Police Department, United States Secret Service, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, West Carrollton Police Department, and the Xenia Police Department. The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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