U.S. Marshls Task Force Arrests Murder Suspect

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Columbus, OH
– The U.S. Marshals’ Florida/Caribbean Regional
Fugitive Task Force (FCRFTF) arrested fugitive Frank D. Mitchell on
November 18, 2021, on an outstanding arrest warrant from Franklin
County, Ohio.

Mitchell was wanted by the Columbus Police
Department in Ohio for Murder. On August 24th, 2021, Mitchell allegedly
used a firearm to shoot a male victim in the 400 Block of North Garfield
Ave, Columbus, Ohio. U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension
Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted the Mitchell arrest warrant on September
13, 2021. The Columbus Police Department Homicide Unit, Columbus Police
Department S.W.A.T, and SOFAST received information Mitchell fled Ohio
and was living in the State of Florida. SOFAST requested assistance from
FCRFTF, Mitchell was quickly located in Port Richey, FL.

Mitchell is currently in the custody of the Pasco
County Sheriff’s Office, New Port Richey, FL and will soon be extradited
back to Ohio. U.S. Marshal, Peter Tobin said, “All law enforcement
agencies involved were able to quickly work together to bring a violent
fugitive to justice.” 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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Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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