Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), Franklin County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, and Springfield Police Division arrested fugitive Jerrel Fleming on September 13, 2023, on an outstanding arrest warrant.
Fleming was wanted by the Springfield Police Division for Murder, Felonious Assault, Discharge of a firearm on or Near Prohibited Premises, Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, and Having Weapons While Under Disability. On August 22, 2023, Fleming was charged by a Clark County Common Pleas Court for allegedly shooting an adult male victim with a firearm in the downtown area of the City of Springfield on August 7, 2023. The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive investigation and received information Fleming was in Columbus, Ohio. Fleming was quickly located and apprehended in the 2000 Block of Bancroft Street, Columbus and is now in custody at the Franklin County Jail.
“The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Teams bring together local, state, and federal law enforcement officers to collectively work on warrants for the most violent crimes. The safe and timely arrest of this fugitive, who was wanted from several counties away, occurred because of these relationships.” - 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.