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U.S. Marshals Capture Columbus Murder Suspect in Virginia

For immediate release

Daniel DeVille, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

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

Springfield, VA – The U.S. Marshals Capital Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) arrested fugitive Ryan Polk on March 4, 2024.

Ryan Polk was wanted by the Columbus Division of Police for Murder. Polk was also wanted by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for a Parole Violation. On February 28, 2024, Polk was charged in the Franklin County Municipal Court stemming from his alleged involvement in the shooting death of Morgan Bruster on February 23, 2024, at a home on Stapleton Road. The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the case, and discovered Polk fled the State of Ohio. This investigation led the U.S. Marshals Task Force to Springfield, Virginia where Polk was taken into custody after attempting to evade capture in a motor vehicle and Polk is being held at the Fairfax County Jail.

“The arrest of this alleged homicide suspect is the result of the teamwork and collaboration between our Deputy U.S. Marshals and the Detectives from the Columbus Division of Police. The United States Marshals Service, through its nationwide network of fugitive task forces, is able to assist our law enforcement partners by bringing those who flee the state 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, 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, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.

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

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