Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Charles Fleming on September 27, 2023, on an outstanding arrest warrant from Columbus.
Charles Fleming was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police for Murder. On August 5, 2023, after an investigation by the Columbus Division of Police, Fleming was charged by a Franklin County Municipal Court for allegedly shooting and killing Chrishon Fisher in the 2000 Block of Marcia Drive in the City of Columbus. The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive case, and their investigation led them to the 3000 Block of Rotunda Court South, Columbus, Ohio early this morning. Fleming was located and safely arrested by U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers. Fleming is now in custody at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Jail.
“The U.S. Marshals Service and our task force partners are committed to removing those suspected of violent crimes from our community. Our deputies and task force officers work daily to safely bring the worst of the worst to justice.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal.
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, Groveport Police Department, 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 Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.
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