CINCINNATI - An accused killer on the run from Michigan was captured here last week by a U.S. Marshal-led task force, Marshal Pete Tobin said Tuesday.
The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Maurice Stewart on Oct. 6 for murder and trafficking drugs and weapons, according to a release.
Stewart was arrested in the 1000 block of Hillcrest Road in College Hill.
Stewart allegedly shot a male friend last July near a Detroit nightclub, the U.S. Marshal’s office said.
SOFAST located Stewart with the assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Warrant Unit.
SOFAST is a fugitive focused task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Adult Parole Authority, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Butler County Probation Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Harrison Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, St. Bernard Police and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined. For more information, go to www.usmarshals.gov.