Robbery Suspect Barricaded in Home Arrested by U.S. Marshals

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Cleveland, OH – Late this afternoon, members of the U.S.
Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), along with
the Cleveland Division of Police SWAT Team, arrested Sheldon Payne, 29.
Payne was wanted by numerous police agencies in the Cleveland area
including Cleveland, Solon, Brooklyn, and Strongsville Police
Departments. Warrants were issued for multiple robberies, thefts,
shoplifting, and fraud. On at least two separate occasions Payne is
alleged to have pepper sprayed employees prior to the crimes.
Members of the NOVFTF narrowed down a location
for Payne in the 9600 block of Nelson Ave. on Cleveland’s east side.
When officers made contact at the home Payne barricaded himself inside
the residence. Inside the home with him was an adult female and a small
child. Cleveland Division of Police SWAT Team assisted at the scene
during the barricade. After over three hours of being barricaded in the
home, Payne eventually surrendered to law enforcement without further
incident. The woman and small child were safely removed form the home as
well.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This suspect
has caused havoc all across the Cleveland area, hopefully those affected
by his crimes sleep better knowing he is behind bars.”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 send a web tip at the following webpage
http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. 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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