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Task Force Arrests Columbus Murder Suspect in Florida

For immediate release

Southern District of Ohio Public Affairs Officer

(614) 469-5540

Jacksonville, FL – U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce during the afternoon hours of December 30, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Tylan Sims on an outstanding warrant from Franklin County Municipal Court, Columbus, Ohio for the charge of murder.

On September 8, 2020, Sims was formally charged by the court for allegedly assaulting another individual with a firearm within the City of Columbus. The Columbus Police Department investigated this case involving Sims; the warrant was then adopted by the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team developed information to believe Sims fled the State of Ohio and was in the Jacksonville, Florida area. Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team investigators contacted U.S. Marshals in Florida to assist, the task force quickly arrested Sims in a local hotel without incident.

Sims is currently in custody at the Duval County Sheriff's Office in Florida awaiting extradition back to Columbus Ohio.

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, Reynoldsburg Division of Police, Lancaster Police Department, Delaware County Probation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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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