Two Cleveland Homicide Suspects Arrested in Two Days

Cleveland - Over the past two days the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Cleveland Division of Police have arrested two individuals wanted for homicides by the Cleveland Police.

Wednesday afternoon, the NOVFTF located 44-year-old Deangelo Thomas.

Thomas was wanted for a homicide that took place just over a week ago in the area of 9600 of Auburn Avenue in Cleveland’s Woodhill neighborhood. Thomas is suspected of forcing entry into his ex-girlfriend’s home in the middle of the day and shooting her multiple times. Thomas was located by investigators at an apartment in the 2200 block of Archwood Avenue in Cleveland.

Thomas was stopped in a vehicle as he left the apartment.Upon his arrest he was found to be in possession of a handgun. Thomas was taken to detectives at Cleveland homicide, ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s office are reviewing possible charges against Thomas for federal firearms violations.

Early Thursday morning, members of the task force arrested 28-year-old Darnelle Hurt.

Hurt has been wanted since early April of this year for a homicide which occurred in the 2500 block of Dillard Street in Cleveland’s Arbor Park neighborhood. Hurt and his girlfriend were involved in a verbal altercation when the woman’s father intervened. Hurt shot the 48 year old man numerous times, killing him.

At the time of the shooting the victim’s daughter and her three children, all under the age of 4, were present.

When members of the task force located Hurt in a vehicle in the area of East 79th Street and Cedar Avenue he was in possession of a 9mm handgun and a short barrel AK47.

ATF and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will also be reviewing this case for possible federal firearms violations as well.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott added, “Violence in Cleveland will not be tolerated, we will work with our local partners to identify the perpetrators of these horrible crimes.Additionally, we will work together with our federal partners to ensure all appropriate charges a brought to those committing new crimes.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip at the linked website.

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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