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Thursday, July 23, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest 'Monster Mobster' Fugitive Wanted in Ohio at West Palm Beach Detox Center

Delray Beach – United States Marshal Amos Rojas Jr. announces the arrest of Matthew Thomas Foreman. Foreman was arrested today by U.S. Marshals in West Palm Beach on an outstanding arrest warrant from Columbus, Ohio. Foreman has been dubbed the “Monster Mobster” by law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Police say Foreman is alleged to have robbed several businesses while carrying a firearm in the Columbus, Ohio area during the month of June 2015. Foreman was captured on video surveillance camera’s wearing a “Monster Energy” drink sweatshirt. Crime Stoppers in Columbus sent out video surveillance pictures of Foreman to elicit help from the public.

On 07/21/2015, the Municipal Court in Columbus, Ohio issued a warrant for Foreman’s arrest charging him with Aggravated Robbery with a firearm. The complaint portion of the arrest warrant states Foreman “brandished” the semi-automatic handgun while committing the crime of theft. The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Columbus, Ohio adopted the Foreman fugitive case yesterday and sent a lead to the U.S. Marshals in West Palm Beach today after a family member alerted police in Ohio that Foreman might be in a detox center in Delray Beach.

Today, Deputy U.S. Marshals from the West Palm Beach office responded to Summit Detox and apprehended Foreman without incident. Deputy Marshals checked to see if Foreman had the Monster Energy logo sweatshirt in his property at the detox center, but it was not found. Foreman told Deputy Marshals that he was admitted into the detox center for heroin addiction issues.

Foreman is no stranger to South Florida, he was raised in the Riviera Beach and Palm Beach County area. He attended high school in Palm Beach County. After he was taken into custody, Foreman made a spontaneous statement, “If you do the crime, I guess you have to do the time”.

Foreman was booked into the Palm Beach County jail and will remain there until he is extradited back to Columbus, Ohio to face the outstanding charges. A photo of Foreman can be obtained by going to the Palm Bach County Sheriff’s website. Click on the Arrests and Jail info tab, then click on “booking search” on the left side of the screen.

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