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Thursday, April 09, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Murder Suspect Wanted in Texas



Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested a fugitive today on an outstanding Homicide warrant from San Antonio, TX.

Tyree Antijuan Byrd, 24, of Savannah, GA is wanted in Texas on charges stemming from a November 2014 incident where he and an accomplice allegedly shot and killed Antwan Jones in San Antonio. Homicide charges were filed in the Municipal Court for Bexar County, Texas on November 18th 2014 and Byrd had been on the run since.

The U.S. Marshals located Byrd in the Columbus area based on information received from multiple law enforcement agencies in Georgia and Texas. Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers from SOFAST arrested Byrd today in a residence on Ironwood Court on Columbus’ north side.

Byrd is currently in custody awaiting a court date to decide his extradition to Texas.

“Our task force is dedicated to tracking and arresting fugitives. Today’s arrest is a fine example of the dedication these men and women exhibit day in and day out.” said Peter Tobin, U.S. Marshal of the Southern District of Ohio.

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive focused, U.S. Marshals Service led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Columbus Police Department, Reynoldsburg Police Department, Delaware County Probation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the United States Secret Service.

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