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Task Force Arrests Attempted Murder Suspect

For immediate release

Southern District of Ohio Public Affairs Officer

(614) 469-5540

Columbus, OH – United States Marshal Peter Tobin is pleased to announce that Juan McConnell was arrested March 31, 2021 in Columbus, OH. McConnell was wanted by the Zanesville Police Department on a warrant issued March 5, 2021 from the Zanesville Municipal Court charging McConnell for Attempted Murder, Felonious Assault, Discharging a Firearm into a Habitation, and Discharging a Firearm over a Roadway. These charges stem from a firearm assault occurring on March 1, 2021, where McConnell allegedly used a semi-auto rifle to assault a victim from long range in the Zanesville area. McConnell has prior felony court convictions and is not legally able to possess a firearm.

The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive investigation on March 5, 2021 at the request of the Zanesville Police Department. Zanesville Police investigators and Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested McConnell in the 3400 block of Cleveland Ave in Columbus, Ohio after McConnell refused to comply with a court issued arrest warrant. McConnell was then transported to the Franklin County Jail by investigators.

Columbus Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Columbus Division of Police, Delaware County Sheriff's Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Delaware County Probation, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service, U.S. Attorney's Office, Washington County Sheriff's Office and Zanesville Police Department.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may send an anonymous tip to the Marshals by texting the keyword Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team and their message to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted through the U.S. Marshals’ website at USMS Tips.

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