Cleveland - Over the course of 48 hours, U.S. Marshals led teams arrested three homicide suspects wanted in the Cleveland area for murders that occurred over the last 6 months.
On Tuesday, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 23-year-old Dorian Lynch and 43-year-old Eric Roberts. Both were wanted for homicides throughout the Cleveland area.
Lynch shot and killed Kevin Boyd outside a liquor store on Lee Road after a verbal altercation on March 20th of this year.
Eric Roberts shot and killed Charles Edwards in an apartment in Cleveland’s Detroit Shoreway neighborhood on December 18th of last year.
Additionally, Wednesday afternoon U.S. Marshals in western Tennessee arrested 39-year-old Dwight Harris. Harris was wanted by East Cleveland Police and the U.S. Marshals for shooting and killing Reginald Smith inside a convenient store near the area of Euclid Avenue and Doan Ave on November 19th, 2019.
Earlier this week, the investigation into Harris led officers to a small town in North West Tennessee. Task force officers in Tennessee immediately followed up on the information that was provided to them.
When officers approached the home, Harris tried to flee. A K9 Officer was deployed at the scene and Harris was tracked down shortly after. He will remain in custody in Tennessee until he can be extradited back to Cleveland to face his charges.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “The country is going through trying times but our officers, here in Cleveland and across the country, will not cease to work diligently day and night to ensure that violent criminals are arrested and brought to justice.”
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