U.S. Marshals task force captures fugitive wanted for March homicide

2:37 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott, Cuyahoga County Sheriff Frank Bova and Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath announce the arrest of fugitive John Alexander.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Alexander, 23, at a residence near the 14000 block of Lincoln Avenue in Cleveland.

Task force members approached the address this morning and set up a perimeter around the home. Officers knocked on the door and, after several minutes, Alexander surrendered without incident

Alexander was taken to the Cleveland Police Central Processing Unit after his arrest.

Alexander was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office in connection with a homicide that took place in early March of this year.

The incident occurred around E. 151st Street and Glendale Avenue in Cleveland.

Alexander was also wanted for attempted homicide, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping stemming from an incident that happened in August of last year when Alexander allegedly shot a man after stealing his money near E. 79th Street and Kinsman Avenue in Cleveland. The NOVFTF developed information recently that Alexander was staying at the residence on Lincoln Ave. in Cleveland.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "This individual was wanted for multiple acts of violence within our communities over a long period of time and we are thankful to now have him in custody.  We are hopeful that this arrest will bring some peace to the victims and their families."

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833).

You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.


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