MANSFIELD -- A Mansfield man was arrested Monday by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in connection with a Walker Lake Road shooting in July.
William Shannon, 30, is alleged to have shot a male at a home on Walker Lake Road in Mansfield on July 16. Within days, Shannon was identified as the suspect and the case was turned over to the task force.
The task force worked closely with the Richland County Sheriff’s Officer Major Crime Unit and followed numerous leads over the past three weeks.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, members of the task force located Shannon in a residence in the 500 block of Reed Street in Mansfield on Monday morning. He was arrested without incident.
Shannon is the second arrest related to the shooting/robbery. Armon S. Huguely, 18, was found just after the shooting and was later charged with aggravated robbery.
“We reached out to the U.S. Marshals for their expertise in apprehending this very dangerous perpetrator who our Major Crimes Unit identified as the shooter on Walker Lake Road. I thank the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit and the U.S. Marshals for their hard work," Richland County Sheriff Steve Sheldon said.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "The task force will work alongside our state and local partners to locate and apprehend violent fugitives such as Shannon to keep all of our communities safer."
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411).
Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.
The NOVFTF Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: United States Marshals Service, Mansfield Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Richland County Probation, Richland County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland County Sheriff’s Office, Bucyrus Police Department, Galion Police Department, Huron County Sheriff’s Office, Lexington Police Department, Loudonville Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ontario Police Department, Plymouth Police Department, and Willard Police Department.