Criminal Justice News

Thursday, August 27, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Murder Suspect in Columbus Homeless Shelter

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team arrested a Georgia man today on outstanding warrants from Fulton County.

Deontae Brooks is wanted in Georgia on one count of murder, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a single count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The charges stem from a shooting that occurred on 07/22/2015 in which Brooks allegedly opened fire on two men in a home on Cedarhurst Way in Atlanta. One of the victims, Brandon Tinch, died from his wounds.

Working closely with deputies of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Columbus-based Deputy Marshals and task force officers located Brooks at Faith Mission located on Grant Avenue in Columbus. Brooks surrendered to officers and was arrested without incident.

Peter C. Tobin, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, said, “Today’s arrest is a another fine example of Deputy Marshals from several states working together to bring an alleged murderer to justice.”

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Columbus Police Department, Reynoldsburg Police Department, Delaware County Probation, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, United States Secret Service and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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