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U.S. Marshals Arrest Suspect Wanted in 2020 Murder Outside of Columbus Nightclub

For immediate release

Daniel DeVille, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

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

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) located and arrested fugitive Gvon Thornton early this morning.

Gvon Thornton was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police for Aggravated Murder, two counts of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Felonious Assault. On December 14, 2023, Thornton was indicted in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on the above charges stemming from his alleged involvement in the shooting of two men in July of 2020 outside of a Columbus nightclub. The U.S. Marshals adopted the case, and the investigation led them this morning to a home in the 2000 block of Vendrome Dr. in Columbus. Thorton was located in the home, safely taken into custody, and turned over to Columbus Police.

“The arrest of this alleged homicide suspect is the result of the teamwork and collaboration between the Columbus Division of Police and all our task force partners. Combining our resources continues to yield positive results in making our communities safer.” - 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.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may submit an anonymous web tip.

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