Violent fugitive task force in Ohio makes 40,000th arrest


CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service’s violent fugitive task force in northern Ohio says it has made its 40,000th arrest.

Cleveland.com reports (http://bit.ly/2aBhI8R ) the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force hit the milestone on Tuesday, 13 years after its creation.

The group consists of 300 deputy marshals and officers from more than 100 departments.

The task force caught James Daniel III, known as the “early morning’ rapist.” He is serving a 144-year prison sentence for a series of rapes in Cleveland. It also arrested Donnell Lindsey, who is charged with aggravated murder in the drive-by shooting death of a 3-year-old.

Marshals say the group has arrested thousands, including more than 1,000 fugitives wanted for homicide. It has also seized more than 1,500 firearms, 1,700 pounds of drugs and more than $3.6 million.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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