Martrell S. Weaver

Martrell S. Weaver

UPDATE: 6:45 p.m. MANSFIELD -- A man sought for murder is spending Tuesday night in the Richland County Jail after being captured in the wooded area between the Longview trailer park and Caldwell Road in Mansfield, according to a Tuesday night press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Martrell Weaver, 24, who was wanted out of Indiana by the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Allen County Sheriff’s Office for murder in Fort Wayne and a probation violation on an assault.

The charges stem from an incident on June 24, in which Weaver allegedly shot a female victim, Amanda Hoglund, four times at a residence on the 1900 block of Clarmarnic Drive, according to Alan Edwards of the United States Marshals Service.

The Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force reached out to the NOVFTF and provided information that Weaver may be hiding in the Mansfield area with family.  Members of the NOVFTF conducted numerous interviews and were able to follow leads to Weaver was arrested by the task force officers without incident and transported to the Richland County Jail. He will remain in Richland County until he can be extradited back to Indiana to face his pending charges.    

“Our task force and the United States Marshals Service across the country will stop at nothing to track down violent fugitives like this," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated. "Both cities, Fort Wayne and Mansfield, are safer tonight with this man off the streets.”

Weaver was seen in Mansfield on July 6 and was considered armed and dangerous before his apprehension.

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