Cleveland, OH – Today, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Rodeny Curlee, 19. Curlee was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for homicide.
According to the Cleveland Division of Police, on October 3, 2023, officers responded to an address near the 500 block of East 127th Street. Officers found Tymeir Hale-Dial, 23, on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper back and head. It was alleged that Curlee, and his brother Dial got into a verbal altercation and Curlee brandished a firearm and shot Dial several times. A warrant was issued for Curlee’s arrest a day after the homicide occurred.
Today, members of the NOVFTF located Curlee at an address near the 1800 block of Reyburn Road, in Cleveland. Curlee was hiding in the basement of the home and did not respond to officers until the K9 Officer made announcements that the K9 would be released into the home to apprehend Curlee. At that point, Curlee surrendered to members of the task force, and he was taken into custody without any further incident.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Another violent fugitive was taken off the streets today due to the efforts of the Cleveland Division of Police and our fugitive task force. Our officers worked diligently to apprehend this fugitive as quickly and safely as possible.”
Anyone with information concerning any 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 Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.