Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Columbus Division of Police (CPD) located and arrested fugitives Miranda King and Robert Beine early this morning. King and Beine were wanted by the Columbus Division of Police in connection to a murder that occurred on July 8th, 2023.
On August 20, 2023, arrest warrants were issued by the Franklin County Municipal Court for Miranda King and Robert Beine charging them with Murder and Gross Abuse of a Corpse based on an investigation by the Columbus Division of Police. King and Beine are alleged to have killed William Hamblin in the 1600 block of S. High St. on July 8th. The victim was located after officers were dispatched to investigate a report of a burning body in the woods. SOFAST adopted the case, and the two fugitives were located at a gas station at Lockbourne Road and Frebis Ave. King and Beine fled from the officers and were soon after taken into custody by assisting CPD patrol units. Both suspects were transported to the Franklin County Jail where they will remain pending their initial appearances in court.
“The U.S. Marshals Service and our partners at the Columbus Division of Police are committed to locating and apprehending the worst of the worst violent offenders. Our combined resources and constant sharing of information is vital to making these arrests safely and swiftly.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal, Southern District of Ohio.
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, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.
Anyone with information on any fugitive can call 1-877-WANTED2 or send an anonymous tip through the USMS Tips App.