Youngstown, OH – The Northern Ohio
Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), Youngstown Division, arrested a
homicide fugitive who fled to the area from New York City.
Based on information received from the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey
Regional Fugitive Task Force, members of the NOVFTF began an investigation
on Alexander Scott, 23, who is a suspect in the August 4 homicide of 22-year
old Bronx resident, Derrick Richardson. Police aren’t sure of the motive at
this time but believe it was an argument that turned violent.
Investigators in Youngstown developed intelligence that indicated Scott was
living in the South Side of the city and conducted surveillance on his
suspected residence for a period of time.
Yesterday, a car was seen leaving the location and NOVFTF personnel
determined the driver was Scott. A subsequent traffic stop was conducted and
Scott, who initially gave a false name, was arrested without incident. New
York City Police Homicide Detectives are currently in Youngstown to
interview Scott and extradite him back to NYC.
“Getting violent fugitives off the streets is one of the things the Task
Force does best,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said. “The successful
partnership we have with local police departments is a major reason we are
able to track down people who think they can flee from 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). You may also anonymously text in a
tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your
tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web
tip at the following webpage
http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is
available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Youngstown County
Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies:
Boardman Township Police Department; Girard Police Department; Ohio Adult
Parole Authority; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Warren Police
Department; Youngstown Police Department; Bureau of Immigration and Customs
Enforcement; Campbell Police Department; Columbiana County Sheriff‟s Office;
Dalton Village Police Department East Liverpool Police Department; Goshen
Township Police Department; Hubbard Township Police Department; Leetonia
Police Department; Liberty Township Police Department; Lisbon Police
Department; Lordstown Village Police Department; McDonald Village Police
Department; New Waterford Police Department; Niles Police Department; Ohio
State Highway Patrol; Salem Police Department; Trumbull County Probation;
Trumbull County Sheriff‟s Office; Warren Municipal Courts; Washingtonville
Village Police Department; Weathersfield Township Police Department and the
U.S. Marshals Service.
information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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