U.S. Marshals Arrest Multiple Cleveland Homicide Suspects in Same Day

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Cleveland, OH – Yesterday
afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force
(NOVFTF) arrested Torrez Smith, 23, and Mark James, 31, who were both
wanted by Cleveland Division of Police for homicide. It is
alleged that on January 8, 2022, Torrez shot and killed Alivia Leeth,
42, during a drive by shooting near 3900 block of Broadway Ave. in
Cleveland. Yesterday morning, task force members arrested Smith at an
associates address near the 9400 block of Cherry Tree Drive in
Strongsville. Mark James is alleged to have killed Darius Sikes
Jr, 30, on January 1, 2022. Police say that Sikes was found in the
doorway of a residence near the 14900 block of Kinsman Road with
multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen area. Yesterday
afternoon, task force members arrested James at an address near the
10200 block of Anderson Ave. in Cleveland. U.S. Marshal Pete
Elliott stated, “The Cleveland Division of Police homicide unit
continues to produce outstanding work and our task force is doing our
best to get these violent fugitives off our Cleveland streets.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted
fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at
1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833),
or you can submit a web tip.
Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.The
Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is
composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S.
Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Police
Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan
Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio
Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police
Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon
Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police
Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police
Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth
Police Department.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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