Youngstown, OH – Members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Andre McCoy, 22. McCoy has been wanted since March 25, 2021, when he was indicted on charges of aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, and aggravated burglary, all with firearms specifications.
On September 21, 2020, Andre McCoy, Brandon Crump, 18, and Kimonie Bryant, 26, were all a part of a home invasion robbery at the home of the victim’s mother. 4-year-old Rowan Sweeney was murdered at that home and four others were also injured in the shooting. Bryant surrendered to law enforcement shortly after the shooting and Crump was arrested by the NOVFTF just over a month after the horrific crime occurred.
The NOVFTF has been looking for Andre McCoy for over two years and today he was arrested in the city of Youngstown at a home in the 1100 block of Parkhill Dr. In the past, the U.S. Marshals Service has offered rewards for $5,000 and then in December 2022 increased the reward to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of McCoy.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Our task force never stopped looking for justice for Rowan Sweeney, today that justice comes in the form of the last suspect arrested for the violent, tragic, and needless death of a little boy.”
Anyone with information concerning a 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. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.
The NOVFTF Youngstown Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:
Boardman Township Police Department, Campbell Police Department, Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Township Police Department, Lordstown Village Police Department, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Health Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Salem Police Department, Trumbull County Adult Probation Department, Warren Police Department, Youngstown Police Department, and United States Marshals Service.