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Cleveland Homicide Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force

For immediate release

Anne Murphy, Public Affairs Officer

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Cleveland, OH – Earlier this afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Arshawn Thomas, 18. Thomas was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for murder. 

According to police, Thomas and three other individuals were riding in a car together when the victim, Theodore Broadus, 18, was shot and killed.  The shooting took place in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood near the 3200 block of West 38th St.

Although the crime was committed almost a year ago, a warrant for Thomas was not issued until today.  Members of the NOVFTF were able to locate and arrest Thomas without incident at a home in the 2900 block of Hough Ave. in Cleveland.  

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Cleveland Police homicide detectives never gave up on this case and never gave up finding justice for the victim and his family.  A dedicated partnership between Cleveland Police and our task force brought this suspect into custody within hours of his identification.”

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 Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies:  U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.

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