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U.S. Marshals and Franklin County SWAT Arrest Virginia Murder Suspect

For immediate release

Daniel DeVille, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of Ohio
Columbus, OH
(614) 469-5540

Columbus, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) SWAT arrested fugitive Brandon Mattox on June 13, 2024.

Brandon Mattox was wanted by the Pulaski Town Police Department in Pulaski, Virginia for allegedly shooting a victim with a firearm. Mattox was charged with Murder in the Commonwealth of Virginia Court on May 24, 2024. The Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force (CARFTF) adopted the case, and discovered Mattox fled Virginia and was in the Columbus, Ohio area. This investigation led SOFAST and FCSO SWAT to the 3000 block of Easthaven South in Columbus where Mattox was arrested without incident. He is being held at the Franklin County Jail pending his extradition to Virginia.

“The U.S. Marshals Service and our partners at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are committed to bringing those who commit violent crimes to justice. Our network of task forces across the country along with our partnership with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office led to the prompt and safe arrest of this alleged murderer.” - Michael D. Black, United States Marshal.

Columbus SOFAST is a fugitive-focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state and federal authorities including the Columbus Division of Police, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Bexley Police Department, Cambridge Police Department, Capital University Police Department, Delaware County Probation Office, Groveport Police Department, Hocking County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Ohio Attorney General Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal, Office of Inspector General Social Security Administration, United States Attorney’s Office, Utica Police Department, Whitehall Police Department, and Zanesville Police Department.

Anyone with information on any fugitive may send an anonymous web tip using the USMS Tips App.

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