Suspect arrested in Stark County for Attempted Murder after fleeing Florida


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In a joint effort led by the U.S. Marshals, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) apprehended Cherie Goss, 42, of Florida, earlier today on charges of attempted first-degree murder.

Goss had been wanted by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale, FL, following the filing of charges against her in early April. After fleeing Florida, Goss was tracked down to Stark County, OH, where she was ultimately arrested.

The NOVFTF, in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies, initiated an investigation into Goss’s whereabouts in the Canton area, armed with information that she had escaped to Ohio. Their pursuit of the fugitive led them to the 8800 block of Rue Helena St. in Louisville, where Goss was located and taken into custody.

She was transported to the Stark County Jail and is awaiting an extradition hearing to Broward County, Florida.

Stark County Sheriff George Maier commended the strength of their collective relationship with other agencies.

“The strong partnerships we have formed with our law enforcement allies have made our community a safer place today,” he stated. “Without these collaborations and the unwavering dedication of our officers, a dangerous fugitive would still be roaming the streets of Stark County. I sincerely hope that this arrest marks the first step towards delivering justice to the victims involved in this case.”