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Saturday, March 30, 2013
U.S. Marshals Task Force Ends Manhunt for Attempted Homicide Suspect
Cleveland, OH – Last night
at approximately 11:30 P.M., the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force
(NOVFTF) arrested Anthony Dowell, age 30, after a manhunt that lasted almost
five months. Dowell was wanted by the Shaker Heights Police Department for
attempted homicide. It is alleged that on Oct. 28, 2012, Dowell shot his friend
after a night at the Horseshoe Casino. The incident happened near Kemper Rd.
and Larchmere Rd. in Shaker Heights. After the victim was shot, he ran to an
RTA bus. Dowell attempted to enter the bus but the driver refused to let Dowell
on board. Dowell then fled the area. On Nov. 30th, of last year the Shaker
Heights Police Department reached out to the NOVFTF and asked for their
assistance in locating and apprehending Dowell.
Yesterday, members of the NOVFTF
developed information that Dowell was staying at a home near the 3200 block of
E. 130th St. in Cleveland. Task force members responded to the address and set
up a perimeter around the home. Officers knocked on the door and after several
minutes Dowell surrendered without incident. Dowell was transported to the
Shaker Heights Police Department after his arrest.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “This
is another great example of how our task force member’s hard work and diligence
pays off. This sends a message to all those that try and flee from justice that
we will always get our man.”
Anyone with information concerning
any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force
at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by
texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), 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, Bureau of Immigration and Customs
Enforcement, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office,
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police
Department, Lakewood Police Department, Linndale Village Police Department,
Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Social Security
Administration - Office of Inspector General, U.S. Secret Service and the
Westlake Police Department.