Cleveland, OH – This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) located and arrested Darrion Malone, 19. Malone was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder.
According to police, on November 1, 2022, an argument broke out between two juveniles in an apartment building near the 1500 block of Ansel Road in Cleveland. Following the argument, Darrion Malone and two other individuals entered the victim’s apartment and shot and killed a 16-year-old male. Malone and the other individuals fled the apartment following the incident.
This morning, members of the Cleveland NOVFTF arrested Malone in a residence near the 9300 block of Amesbury Ave. in Cleveland. Malone initially barricaded himself in an upstairs bedroom of the residence but eventually surrendered and task force members safely arrested him and turned him over to the Cleveland Division of Police for processing.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The Cleveland Division of Police, homicide division, was very efficient with their investigation on this case, which also led to quick and safe arrest. “
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 send 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, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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.