Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), assisted by the Ohio State Highway Patrol Special Response Team (SRT), arrested fugitive Quran Boston on September 19, 2023, on an outstanding arrest warrant.
Boston was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police for Murder. It is alleged that Boston shot and killed Arthur Pickens, age 21, on May 14th near N. High and E. First St. in the Short North. SOFAST located and apprehended Boston in the 1400 block of East Hudson Street, late this afternoon. Boston is now in custody at the Franklin County Jail.
“The United States Marshals Service and its fugitive task force partners will continue to seek those wanted for the most violent of crimes. The men and women assigned to our task force are dedicated to making our community safer by bringing these violent suspects to justice.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal. Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bexley Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Capital University Police Department, Delaware County Probation Office, Groveport Police Department, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration, United States Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.
Dayton SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including 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.
Anyone with information on any fugitive may submit an anonymous web tip.