On Wednesday, September 17, around 10:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), tracked down and arrested 19-year-old Devanae Griffin.
Akron Police have been looking for Griffin ever since he became a suspect in the aggravated murder of 39-year-old Darryl Trammell, which occurred August 18, 2014.
It is alleged that Griffin and two other males shot and killed the victim during a home invasion.
The two other males were arrested shortly after the crime. Griffin had since been on the run.
The fugitive investigation was referred to the NOVFTF Akron Division.
Investigators on the Akron Division of the NOVFTF determined that the suspect was hiding in the Cleveland area and sent all information to the Cleveland Division to investigate.
Griffin was found hiding in a closet at an abandoned residence in the 3600 block of E. 146th St. in Cleveland.
He was transported handed over to the Akron Police after the arrest.
Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Drew Deserto stated, "This was a great example of our task force teams working together to bring another dangerous fugitive to justice. There is no safe haven for fugitives to hide in Northern Ohio."
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.
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