Task Force Arrests Arson Suspect

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Mason, OH
– United States Marshal Peter Tobin is pleased to
announce Kenneth Dawson was arrested on April 15, 2021 in Mason, Ohio.
The Fairfield Common Pleas Court charged Dawson for Arson, Retaliation,
Possessing Criminal Tools, and Unlawful Possession of Dangerous
Ordnance. These charges stem from an arson occurring on February 27,
2021, where Dawson allegedly started a fire in the 300 block of South
High Street in Lancaster, Ohio. Prior to the arson incident on February
27, 2021, Dawson was arrested and released by a law enforcement agency
for operating a vehicle impaired.

The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike
Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive investigation at the request of the
Lancaster Police Department. SOFAST investigators believed Dawson fled
the Lancaster area and was living in Warren County, Ohio. SOFAST
arrested Dawson in the 5000 Block of Kings Mills Road, Mason, Ohio on
April 15, 2021 after Dawson attempted to flee the area.

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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, Columbus
Division of Police, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole
Authority, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department,
Delaware County Probation, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal
Investigation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, United States Secret Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office,
Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Zanesville Police Department.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may send
an anonymous tip to the Marshals by texting the keyword SOFAST and their
message to 847411 (tip411). Anonymous web tips can also be submitted
through the U.S. Marshals’ website at


Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.


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