Springfield, OH - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the morning hours of June 6, 2017 the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Joshua Ragland, age 19. Ragland was wanted by the Springfield Police Department for Felonious Assault, Discharging a Firearm, and Weapons Under Disability. The charges stem from an incident that was reported in May of 2017.
On Saturday, May 27, a shooting occurred on Rutland Avenue in Springfield. Joe Gohl, age 21, was taken to the Springfield Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds. As a result of the investigation, Springfield Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Ragland.
SOFAST officers had developed information that Ragland was currently at an address off of Garfield Drive in Springfield. SOFAST along with the Springfield Police Department knocked on the front door of the unit announcing police presence. Ragland responded to officers and exited the residence. Officers were able to safely apprehend Ragland and transport him to the Clark County Jail.
U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and Springboro Police Department.
The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.