ASHTABULA, Ohio - U.S. Marshals arrested six people, including a man wanted for murder, during a two-day operation in Ashtabula and Lake counties.
The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force was contacted by Marshals in the Gulf Coast region asking for help finding 31-year-old Fernando King. King was wanted by a sheriff's office in Alabama for murder after a botched robbery attempt in February, Marshals said.
At about 11 a.m. Wednesday, Marshals and the Painesville Police Department found out King was staying on North State Street. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Lake County Jail, where he awaits extradition to Alabama.
The following people were also taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force:
-On Tuesday, the task force arrested 42-year-old Byron Parker, who was wanted for trafficking heroin and cocaine. Marshals said he was hiding in a bedroom at a house on West 41st Street in Ashtabula.
-Marshals said Len Ross, 45, was wanted by the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office for possession of a firearms and manufacturing methamphetamine. He was arrested on South Meyers Road in Geneva Township, where he was hiding in a crawl space. According to Marshals, a fully-operational meth lab was also in the home.
-During Ross's arrest, Marshals also located Allison Chinchilla, 19, and Michael Schultz, 21. Both were arrested on outstanding warrants. Marshals said a fourth person was arrested on suspicion of harboring a fugitive, but the name has not been released since charges have not been filed.
Anyone with information about a known fugitive should call the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Tips can also be sent by text by sending the word "WANTED" to TIP411.