Man arrested in Toledo for murder on Napoleon Avenue

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — U.S. Marshals have arrested a man wanted for a September 15 murder on South Napoleon Avenue.

Rodney Leeper was arrested in Toledo on Oct. 1 and transported to Columbus on Wednesday. A warrant was issued for his arrest after the death of 27-year-old Anthony R. Sowell Jr. in September.

Police found Sowell’s body in the street after callers reported hearing a fight going on. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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