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MANSFIELD – Members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Josh’shun Deonte Anderson Friday morning in Mansfield, according to an agency press release.

The 22-year-old Anderson was wanted by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Mansfield Division of Police for felonious assault. The charges stem from an incident on July 29, 2019 in which Anderson allegedly shot into a vehicle on Remy Avenue in Mansfield after a brief altercation.

“Law enforcement in the Mansfield area is committed to combating gun violence and keeping our streets safe during the summer months," U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott stated. "Mansfield Detectives were able to swiftly identify and charge Anderson as a suspect in this shooting and immediately worked with the fugitive task force to get him off the streets.”

Members of the task force were able to follow leads to a residence on the 500 block of West 4th Street in Mansfield. Anderson was arrested by the task force and transported to the Richland County Jail.

“The arrest of this wanted individual, who committed a violent gun crime in the City of Mansfield, just highlights the successful and continued collaboration between the Mansfield Division of Police and the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force,” Mansfield Division of Police Assistant Chief Joseph Petrycki said.

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