Columbus, OH – This afternoon, members of the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and the Columbus Police Department’s SWAT Team arrested Dacarrei Tovon Kinard, 30.
A warrant for Kinard’s arrest was issued this morning after tireless work by the Norton Police Department in identifying Kinard as the suspect. Kinard was wanted for the May 17th road rage homicide where George Jenson, 40, was shot and killed. The shooting occurred during daylight hours on Interstate 76 in Norton.
Northern Ohio U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The Norton Police Department worked nonstop to gather information, follow up on tips from the public, and ultimately make an identification for this suspect.”
After the warrant for Kinard’s arrest was issued this morning, Norton Police, who are members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) worked together to quickly get information to Columbus, where Kinard was suspected to be living. The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and the Columbus Police Department immediately responded to the area of 1400 Livingston Ct. in Columbus and took Kinard into custody without incident.
Southern Ohio U.S. Marshal Michael Black added, “Swift work by our team and the Columbus Police Department’s SWAT Team ensures the safety of not only the communities in and around Columbus but across the entire state of Ohio.”
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 Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: The United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Fairlawn 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 Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.