Cleveland, OH – This morning, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Jordan Hicks, 19, Jaylon Hicks, 19, Darden Carter 18, and Joshua Ziegler, 20. Jordan and Jaylon Hicks were wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder.
It is alleged that on July 2, 2023, two vehicles were involved in an apparent shootout at the intersection of St. Clair Avenue and London Ave., in Cleveland. As Cleveland Police arrived on scene, there were three male juvenile victims located, who had all suffered various gunshot wounds. One of the juveniles succumbed to the gunshots wounds and was pronounced dead on scene. Jordan and Jaylon Hicks were identified as two of the suspects involved in the deadly shooting and homicide warrants were issued for them by the Cleveland Division of Police.
Today, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Jordan Hicks and Darden Carter at an address near the 4200 block of E. 175th Street in Cleveland. Carter had warrants issued by the Cleveland Division of Police for arson and the Cuyahoga County Sheriffs Department for vehicle theft. Task force members arrested Jaylon Hicks and Joshua Ziegler at an address near the 14300 block of Northfield Road in Cleveland. Ziegler had a warrant issued by the Cleveland Division of Police for receiving stolen property. Three firearms were located and seized from the residence at the time of arrest.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Four fugitives and three firearms were taken off the streets of Cleveland today. Our men and women will continue to do our part to help the Cleveland Division of Police keep the streets of Cleveland safe.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.