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U.S. Marshals Arrest Shooting Suspect in Dayton

For immediate release

Public Affairs Officer - Dayton

Southern District of Ohio
(937) 225-2917

Dayton, OH – The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Antawan Benson for an outstanding arrest warrant Thursday morning. Benson was wanted by the Dayton Police Department in relation to a shooting incident on Philadelphia Drive in September.

It is alleged Benson shot at two females and a one-year-old child inside a vehicle and then fled from the scene. SOFAST and the Dayton Police Violent Offender Unit (VOU) began a follow-up investigation and tracked Benson to the Daytona Parkway apartment complex where he was safely taken into custody. Benson has been booked into the Montgomery County Jail and now awaits his court appearance.

“The U.S. Marshals and Dayton Police Department partnership continues to yield positive results by removing violent offenders from of our community. The coordination and sharing of resources and personnel are vital to making the community safer.” – Michael D. Black, United States Marshal.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Greenville Police Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Perry Township Police Department, Springboro Police Department, Franklin Police Department, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, West Carrollton Police Department, and the Xenia Police Department. The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined. 

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