Cincinnati, OH – During the early-morning hours of September 4, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Chwudi Nnebedum on an outstanding warrant from the Newark Municipal Court of Newark, NJ for Attempted Murder.
On August 5, Nnebedum entered the Royal Fried Chicken restaurant and allegedly assaulted a worker within the Newark, New Jersey area; the victim was shot during the assault. Newark Police Department investigators filed an arrest warrant for Nnebedum. The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team in Cincinnati, OH, with assistance from the Newark Police Department, developed information Nnebedum was in the 80 block of Topridge Place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) quickly arrested Nnebedum without incident.
Nnebedum is currently in custody at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office awaiting extradition back to New Jersey.
Cincinnati's Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team is a U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Adult Parole Authority, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, Butler County Sheriff's Office, Butler County Probation Office, Cincinnati Police Department, Colerain Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Golf Manor Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, Warren County Prosecutor's Office, Warren County Sheriff's Office, and the Mount Orb Police Department.
U.S. Marshals are the nation's primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.