Cincinnati, OH – The U.S. Marshals in Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Austin Mason on January 9, 2024.
Austin Mason was wanted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Aggravated Vehicular Assault, and Vehicular Assault. Mason was charged in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court for allegedly using a vehicle to injure and kill two individuals on June 11, 2023. SOFAST adopted the fugitive investigation. During the SOFAST investigation it was learned Mason likely fled to Kentucky. Mason was safely apprehended in the 500 Block of East 2nd Street, Newport, KY. Mason is now in the custody of the Campbell County Jail in KY.
“The United States Marshals Service, through its fugitive task forces, assists state and local agencies extend their reach to apprehend those accused of violent crimes. The partnership between the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals led to the safe arrest of this suspect in Kentucky.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal.
Cincinnati’s 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, Butler County Probation Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Golf Manor Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Mount Orab Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, Trenton Police Department, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, and Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Anyone with information on any fugitive may submit an anonymous web tip.