Louisville, KY – The US Marshals’ Western District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive Darren Goodnight on October 7, 2015 on an outstanding warrant from the Hamilton County Municipal Court, Cincinnati, Ohio on a charge of aggravated murder.
Goodnight, 21, was wanted by the Cincinnati Police Department and the warrant was assigned to a Cincinnati Police Detective and a Colerain Township Police Detective; also assigned to the US Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). Goodnight allegedly robbed and assaulted a male victim with a firearm on September 18, 2015 in the 2000 block of Salavador Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. The male victim who was allegedly shot by Goodnight succumbed to his injuries and died. Cincinnati Police identified the victim in this incident as Adam Stephens. SOFAST and the Cincinnati Police Department received information Goodnight was in the Louisville, Kentucky area. The US Marshals’ Western District of Kentucky Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Goodnight on the listed charge in the Louisville, Kentucky metro area.
Goodnight is currently in custody in the Louisville, Kentucky area and will soon be extradited back to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a fugitive focused; U.S. Marshals Service led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Cincinnati Police Department, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Colerain Township Police Department, and the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.