U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Mansfield Homicide Suspect in Phoenix

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Phoenix, AZ – Members of the Arizona WANTED Violent Offender
Task Force arrested Michael Childress, 29. Childress was wanted by the
Mansfield Police Department for attempted murder.It is alleged
that on May 1, Childress and another male, Kenneth Norris, 31, got into
a verbal altercation outside of a convenient store located near the 1000
block of W. 4th Street, Mansfield, Ohio. According to police, the verbal
altercation quickly escalated when Childress pistol whipped Norris and
then shot him in the head. Norris succumbed to his injury’s days later
and a homicide warrant for Childress is forthcoming.Members of
the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force adopted the fugitive
investigation for Childress and worked closely with Mansfield Police
Department to develop a location for Childress in Arizona. This
afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force in Phoenix
arrested Childress at an address near the 7300 block of W. Valencia
Drive, Phoenix, Arizona. Childress was booked into the Maricopa County
Jail where he will wait extradition back to Ohio.U.S. Marshal
Pete Elliott stated, “From the Mansfield Police Department to the
fugitive task force in Phoenix, Arizona, this arrest was the result of
outstanding law enforcement efforts. Fugitives can flee, but they cannot
outrun the reach of the U.S. Marshals Service.” 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.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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