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Man wanted for 2010 cold case murder in Cincinnati arrested in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY — A man wanted for murder by Cincinnati Police since 2011 is now in custody.

Charles Turk, 42, was considered a fugitive when he was arrested Friday by U.S. Marshals at the Coyote Ugly Bar in Oklahoma City. He was working there as security at the time, according to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

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A warrant for Turk’s arrest was issued in Hamilton County 12 years ago in June 2011 after he was charged with the 2010 murder of Richard Jones, whose body was found on the grounds of the Hartwell County Club. He had been shot to death, our news partners at WCPO in Cincinnati reported.

The U.S. Marshals-led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) adopted Turk’s case in 2016 and had been searching for him since.

Investigators learned of Turk’s location and sent the information to the U.S. Marshals Task Force in Oklahoma City, who made the arrest.

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Turk is currently being held in the Oklahoma County Detention Center pending his extradition to Ohio.

Turk and another man, Wayne Dodd, were also charged with tampering with evidence, WCPO reported. Court records alleged they both moved a body for the purpose of impairing the police investigation.


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