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Fugitive Task Force Arrests Columbus Murder Suspect in Houston, Texas

For immediate release

Southern District of Ohio Public Affairs Officer

(614) 469-5540

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of Texas arrested fugitive Evan Jones on June 1, 2023, on an outstanding arrest warrant from Franklin County, Ohio. Jones also had a supervised release violation arrest warrant from the United States District Court in the Southern District of Ohio.

Jones was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police Homicide Unit for Murder. The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the arrest warrant and the investigation revealed Jones was in Houston, Texas. SOFAST passed the information to the U.S. Marshals in Houston, Texas and Jones was quickly located and apprehended after a vehicle pursuit and foot case. Jones is currently in the custody of the Joe Corley Federal Detention Center.

“The United States Marshals Service collaborates with thousands of state and local law enforcement agencies across the country. The safe and timely arrest of this Columbus fugitive in Texas is due to these relationships.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal.

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bexley Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Capital University Police Department, Delaware County Probation Office, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration, United States Secret Service, United States Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and Zanesville Police Department.  

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