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U.S. Marshals Arrest Escaped Inmate in Covington, Kentucky

For immediate release

Daniel DeVille, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of Ohio
Columbus, OH
(614) 469-5540

Covington, KY – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), and U.S Marshals Central Kentucky Fugitive Task Force, arrested Fugitive Tylee Thompson on June 27, 2024.

Tylee Thompson was wanted by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office for Escape and Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Thompson escaped on January 26, 2024, from a jail facility after he assaulted a correctional officer and fled on foot. Thompson also had an active arrest warrant from the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court for Felonious Assault, Heroin Trafficking, Heroin Possession, and Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Authorities in KY considered him armed and dangerous, and this case was referred to SOFAST. After adopting the case, the investigation led to the 1400 block of Scott Street, Covington, KY. Thompson was safely taken into custody by both U.S. Marshals Task Forces after being located inside a crawl space. Thompson is being held at the Kenton County Jail and awaits extradition back to Henderson County and the State of Ohio.

“The United States Marshals Service operates fugitive task forces all over the country to handle cases like this. The relationships we have built with our law enforcement partners in each state led to the safe capture of this escaped suspect.” – Michael D. Black, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio.

Cincinnati SOFAST is a U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Adult Parole Authority, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Mason Police Department, Trenton Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Golf Manor Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Mount Orab Police Department, and Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The U.S. Marshal’s Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined. 

Anyone with information on any fugitive may submit an anonymous web tip via the USMS Tips App.

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