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U.S. Marshals Arrest Washington State Murder Suspect in Toledo

For immediate release

Alex Rutter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Toledo, OH
(419) 259-7430

Toledo, OH – The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) and the Toledo Police Department (TPD) arrested Shawntea Grimes Hamilton (29) after she was charged with the murder of Christopher Wilson in Everett, Washington back in June of this year. Hamilton was arrested in the 5500 block of Cresthaven Lane in Toledo, OH. 

The U.S. Marshals in Seattle, Washington were able to develop information that potentially placed Hamilton in the Toledo, Ohio area. The NOVFTF continued the investigation in Toledo which led them to an apartment complex on Cresthaven Lane where Hamilton was subsequently arrested. Hamilton was booked into the Lucas County Jail where she will wait extradition back to Snohomish County Washington. 

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This case shows the reach and abilities of the U.S. Marshals to track down our most violent suspects. All the officers involved in this investigation, both federal, state, and local should be commended for this arrest. We hope it starts to provide some relief to the victim’s family.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force - Toledo Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:  the United States Marshals Service, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Toledo Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.   

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