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U.S. Marshals Arrest New Jersey Escapee in Mason, OH

For immediate release

Daniel DeVille, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

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

Mason, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), U.S Marshals New York New/Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJRFTF), Mason Police Department, and Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested fugitive Oderi Caldwell this afternoon.

Oderi Caldwell was wanted by the New Jersey Department of Correction for escape. Caldwell escaped on April 12, 2019, from a prison facility where he was serving a sentence for a violent crime. Authorities In NJ considered him one of their most wanted and referred the case to the U.S. Marshals. After adopting the case the investigation led to the 4000 Block of Spanish Bay, Mason, Ohio. Caldwell was safely taken into custody by U.S Marshals, Mason Police, and Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Caldwell is being held at the Warren County Jail and awaits extradition back to New Jersey.

“The United States Marshals Service is committed to making our community safer by locating violent offenders and those who escape incarceration. In this case, the  New York New/New Jersey Task Force coordinated this arrest with our team here in Southern Ohio and our task force partners at the Mason Police Department and Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Combining our resources and sharing information led to the safe arrest of this violent escapee.” – 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, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Mason Police Department, Colerain Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Golf Manor Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Mount Orb Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, 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 send an anonymous USMS Web Tip.

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