Fugitive wanted on involuntary manslaughter charges arrested in Madison Township

The U.S. Marshal’s Task Force on Oct. 31 arrested a fugitive in Madison Township wanted on involuntary manslaughter charges after he sold heroin that led to two overdose deaths.

According to Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Andrew Deserto, 22-year-old Cleveland resident Savonn Primm was arrested by the Task Force in the 6700 block of Georgetown Lane.

Primm was named the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force’s “Fugitive of the Week” July 24. In November 2016, he was indicted in Geauga County on five charges after two people died of heroin overdoses in Auburn Township in April of that year.

Those charges were two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count each of corrupting another with drugs, trafficking in heroin and aggravated trafficking in drugs. The manslaughter charges each carry a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison.

He was also wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office on a weapons under disability charge.

Primm was also arrested in Geauga County in 2014 for selling heroin near Newbury High School.

Deserto said Primm had a loaded handgun when he was arrested Oct. 31.

By Andrew Cass, The News-Herald

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