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Gang leader arrested

News Desk | 10/24/2013, 9:51 a.m.

Authorities have arrested who they say was one of northern Ohio’s most wanted violent fugitives.

Julius Webster, 27, was arrested on Knollwood Drive in Parma Wednesday afternoon, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service.

He was wanted for the robbery and murder of Curtis Leon Marks on Aug. 29. The murder took place outside of a bar on the corner of 70th and Superior Avenue in Cleveland.

He was also wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office for escape, the Adult Parole Authority for a parole violation and is a suspect in two separate homicides in Canton.

Authorities say Webster was a founding member and leader of the Heartless Felons Street Gang.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force had been tracking him for the last two months when they received information that he was staying at an apartment in Parma, according to the release.

Officers set up surveillance around the apartment, and arrested Webster after he exited the building and was driving away.

Webster was taken into custody without incident.