Thursday, March 20, 2014

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Another Homicide Suspect After Receiving Tip

Cleveland, OH – Today, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), with the assistance of the Garfield Heights Police, arrested Robert Mahone, age 19. Mahone was wanted by the Cleveland Police Department (CPD) for aggravated murder. The charges stem from an incident that occurred at the Marathon Gas Station on Woodland and 55th. Mahone and the victim got into an argument inside the Marathon and security told them to leave the store. Once outside, Mahone and the victim continued to argue. The victim then tried to punch Mahone. Mahone then allegedly retrieved a firearm from his vehicle and shot the victim several times in the head and chest at point blank range killing him. Mahone ran from the scene on foot.

The NOVFTF received a tip phoned in from a concerned citizen that Mahone was at in an apartment near the 4900 block of E. 141st St. in Garfield Heights. Task Force members went to the apartment and located Mahone inside. Mahone was arrested and transported to the CPD Central Processing Unit.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “Time and time again citizens step up and help law enforcement get a dangerous criminal off the street. In doing so, they help make the city safer for everyone.”

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 Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General, Solon Police Department, and the Westlake Police Department.

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