Youngstown, OH – Earlier this afternoon, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Dwight Watson, 56. Watson was wanted by police in Boston, Massachusetts for murder.
According to police in Boston, Watson was involved in an altercation where Watson stabbed the victim in the neck with a knife. The U.S. Marshals Service in Boston began working the fugitive investigation shortly after the warrant was issued for Watson.
A short time ago investigators in Boston gathered information that Watson may be hiding out in the Youngstown, Ohio area. Today members of the NOVFTF made contact with Watson at a home in the 100 block of Maywood Dr. in Youngstown. Watson initially gave a fictitious name to investigators, but his true identity was quickly revealed and Watson was taken into custody without incident.
Watson will remain in local custody until he can be extradited back to Massachusetts to face the charges against him.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Investigators in Boston never gave up on finding this fugitive and an arrest such as this should remind anyone on the run that they cannot hide in Northern Ohio, they will be caught.”
Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.
The NOVFTF Youngstown Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: Boardman Township Police Department, Campbell Police Department, Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Township Police Department, Lordstown Village Police Department, Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office, Mercy Health Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Salem Police Department, Trumbull County Adult Probation Department, Warren Police Department, Youngstown Police Department, and United States Marshals Service.