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US Marshal's Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force Apprehends OHIO Fugitive

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On March 30, 2013 at 4:52 a.m. the Madison County Sheriff's Office, London, Ohio investigated a home invasion robbery in which the homeowner was assaulted with a bat and his ten year old daughter was thought to be kidnapped.


Madison CO Deputies learned that three masked men armed with two handguns and a baseball bat entered the residence and assaulted the homeowner, ultimately sending him to the hospital.  His daughter was located unharmed at the residence and the three masked men got away with several valuables.


Items stolen in this home invasion included, but are not limited to:


* Autographed Archie Griffin #45 framed Ohio State University football jersey.

Enclosed within the frame with the jersey is a Sports Illustrated magazine with a         cover photo of Archie Griffin. Jersey is red in color

* Autographed A.J. Hawk #47 framed Ohio State University football jersey with a photograph of Hawk in the lower left corner of the frame.  Jersey is red in color.

* 2002 Ohio State University National Championship team autographed football helmet in a glass (plastic) case. Helmet is gray in color.

* HP Pavilion V7T laptop computer

* Dell Latitude laptop computer

* Apple I-Pad

* Dell Air Ultra book laptop computer

* 357 Caliber Revolver handgun. Make unknown but has name "Homewood" engraved on side of gun. Gun has wood grips.


On April 01, 2013 a Press Release was aired in Ohio along with a new media reward offer of $10,000.00 for anyone providing information leading to the arrest and conviction of person(s) responsible for this crime.


On April 15, 2013 one of the suspects was identified as Zachary T. DAVIS, age 24, of Columbus, Ohio.


On May 7, 2013 an Aggravated Burglary warrant was issued for DAVIS with a nationwide pursuit radius,  pending the probable filing of additional charges of Aggravated Robbery, Felonious Assault and kidnapping. It is further noted that various felony warrants are also pending on DAVIS for the Ohio counties of Franklin and Delaware.


Subsequent investigation by the Madison County Sheriff's Office provided information that that DAVIS was in Salem, Oregon thus prompting a call to the US Marshal's Office for assistance in the apprehension of Mr. DAVIS.


On May 9, 2013 members of the United States Marshals Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force (PNVOTF) located DAVIS at the Motel 6 in Salem, Oregon.  Upon contacting him, DAVIS fled on foot and a short foot chase ensued.  DAVIS was ultimately caught but resisted arrest. He was subdued by Task Force members and was taken into custody.  A small amount of methamphetamine, heroin and prescription pills were located on Davis's person.  Davis was lodged at Marion County Jail and is pending extradition back to Ohio.


Anyone with with more information about the above stolen items is asked to call Lieutenant Semler with the Madison County Sheriff's Office at (614) 348-8072.


The US Marshal's Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force is comprised of members of numerous local law enforcement agencies, and which the Oregon State Police is a member of.


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