U.S. Marshals Arrest Two Homicide Suspects

Kenneth Woods

Cleveland - U.S. Marshals making two major arrests Monday.

First, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 29-year-old Kenneth Woods (pictured above). Woods was wanted by the East Cleveland Police Department for aggravated murder.

It is alleged that on June 24th, at an address near the 14300 block of Scioto Ave, East Cleveland, Woods and 40-year-old Jaron Taylor got into a verbal altercation, which escalated to Woods shooting and killing Taylor.

Monday afternoon, members of the task force tracked Woods to a hotel in Strongsville. Woods was taken into custody without incident at the hotel and then taken to the East Cleveland Police Department for questioning.

Sean Haskin

Also, US Marshal Task Force counterparts in Indianapolis, Indiana arrested 38-year-old Sean Hoskin (pictured above). Hoskin was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for aggravated murder, aggravated burglary and domestic violence and is also wanted by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for being a violator at large.

It is alleged that on May 24th, Hoskin broke into a residence near 300 block of E 162nd Street and began strangling and assaulting an ex-girlfriend, 36-year-old Toya Johnson.

37-year-old Vernon Norman attempted to stop Hoskin from continuing to assault Johnson and was shot and killed by Hoskin as a result. Hoskin fled the house after the shooting before police arrived.

Task force members developed information that Hoskin fled Ohio to Indiana over the holiday weekend.

U.S. Marshals in Indiana arrested Hoskin at an address near the 10700 block of Cyrus Ave., Indianapolis. Hoskin was booked into the Hendricks County Jail where he will stay pending his extradition back to Ohio.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The effort of our task force members demonstrated that no matter if the fugitive attempts to hide in our own back yard or flee to another state, we will find them and bring them to justice.”

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 their web-page by clicking here.

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

Photos courtesy of U.S. Marshals

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