Task Force Arrests Murder Suspect

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Columbus, OH
–  United States Marshal Peter Tobin is
pleased to announce Teona Brooks was arrested November 9, 2021, in
Chicago, Illinois. Brooks was wanted by the Columbus Police Department
on warrants issued July 23, 2021, from the Franklin County Municipal
Court charging Brooks with murder.

These charges stem from a firearm assault
occurring on July 22, 2021, where Brooks allegedly used a handgun to
shoot a victim in the 300 Block of South Central Ave in Columbus, Ohio.

The United States Marshals Service Southern Ohio
Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the fugitive
investigation on July 23, 2021, at the request of the Columbus Police
Department. Columbus Police investigators, Columbus Police Special
Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit, and SOFAST work together on this
investigation. Investigators believed Brooks fled Ohio and was in the
State of Illinois. The U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task
Force in Chicago, IL arrested Brooks in the 2000 Block of East 78th
Street in Chicago, IL. Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S.
Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal
authorities including the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Adult Parole
Authority, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cambridge Police
Department, Delaware County Probation Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s
Office, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department,
Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio State
Highway Patrol, United States Secret Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office,
Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and Zanesville Police Department.

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Anyone with information on any fugitive may send
an anonymous web tip to 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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