Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Latrell Wilson, 38. Wilson was wanted by the Akron Police Department for homicide.
Members of the Akron Police Department identified Wilson as the suspect in the beating death of a 1-year-old that happened on January 27, 2022, at an address on Edgewood Avenue in Akron. According to the coroner's office, the 1-year-old had broken ribs, significant bruising, and head trauma. The cause of death is alleged to be from beating or smothering, and according to police Wilson was the only person with the 1-year-old on the date the baby died. This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Wilson at his place of employment near the 2400 block of Romig Road, Akron, Ohio.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, "Killing a helpless and innocent child is a horrific crime. Arresting this fugitive and bringing justice to the family was at the top of our priority list."
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force Akron Division consists of the following federal, state, and local agencies: Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Sheriff's Office, Reminderville Police Department, Summit County Sheriff's Office, Tallmadge Police Department, United States Marshals Service, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department, and the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.