Fugitive arrested in Roselawn accused of 2 homicides, kidnapping, robbery, assault

Posted: 9:46 AM, Dec 19, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-19 14:46:49Z

CINCINNATI -- U.S. marshals arrested a man in Roselawn Sunday morning who's accused of committing two homicides, kidnapping, robbery and aggravated assault.

Ronell Lee Tidwell, 40, was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Dougherty County, Georgia. 

According to a news release, Tidwell allegedly assaulted Jessica Bryant with a firearm on Oct. 18, 2014, in Albany, Georgia. She succumbed to her injuries after the assault. Police also say Tidwell assaulted Jimmy Jackson with a firearm on June 23, 2015, in Albany. Jackson also died after the attack.

Marshals in Georgia learned Tidwell was in the Cincinnati area and contacted the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, which located and arrested Tidwell. 

Tidwell is currently in custody at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Georgia.

Cincinnati’s 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.