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October 28, 2012

Staff reports

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) announces the arrest of 16 fugitives wanted on Delaware County warrants. The arrests were made on Saturday and Sunday during a two-day warrant sweep. The fugitives were wanted for crimes including drug charges, theft and failure to pay child support.

Among them was Virgil Mitchell III of Delaware who was wanted for failing to abide with community control sanctions. Mitchell pleaded guilty in March to charges of failure to confine a vicious dog and animal running at large after his dogs attacked a man. Despite pleading guilty, Mitchell never served his jail sentence.

Co-conspirators Lorenzo Allgood of Columbus and Charles Voorhies of Delaware were wanted on charges of theft, misuse of credit cards and receiving stolen property. The two were arrested on day one of the sweep.

“This warrant sweep should send a clear message to criminals. We will not tolerate them here in Delaware County. Our partnership with the U.S. Marshal Service and SOFAST helps us provide this proactive approach to law enforcement for the public we serve,” said Sheriff Walter L. Davis III.

The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement organization which arrests the most violent felons in central and southern Ohio. The SOFAST is comprised of agents, officers and deputies from multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The goal is to gain the trust and cooperation of our citizens to help combat violence stemming from gangs, guns and drugs.