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U.S. Marshals: Fugitives caught in Independence, Euclid

5:18 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Monday and Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has been rounding up some of the area's most violent offenders.

The team began Monday morning around 8 a.m. and continued into this Tuesday morning without much break.

The Task Force started Monday morning targeting fugitive Matthew Borowski, 26, wanted on a federal warrant out of the Eastern District of North Carolina on 6 counts of receiving child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

The team located and arrested Borowski near the 6900 block of Dora Boulevard in Independence without incident.  Borowski was brought to the U.S. Courthouse in Cleveland for an initial appearance and will eventually face the charges in the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The Task Force then moved on to target fugitives Sergio Prude, 26, and James Townsend, 26, both wanted by the Euclid Police Department for charges of attempted aggravated murder.

The charges stemmed from an incident on Nov. 26 in which the duo was alleged to have hid in the woods and ambushed a vehicle with gunfire, wounding two occupants of the vehicle.

The Task Force first located and arrested Prude at a residence on the 900 block of E. 131st Street in Cleveland. Later in the evening, the Task Force located and arrested Townsend at a residence near the 14000 block of Scioto Avenue in East Cleveland.

Both were arrested without incident and taken to Euclid Police Department.

The Task Force also targeted fugitive Drew Danzy, 18, wanted for the charge of aggravated murder out of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office.

Danzy is alleged to have shot and killed a friend during an incident in Cleveland that happened in October 2012. The Task Force located and arrested Danzy at a residence on the 600 block of E. 124th St. in Cleveland.

Danzy was arrested without incident and taken to the Cleveland Police Department.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, "Our task force members worked day and night over the last two days on these cases and their perseverance paid off in full.  The community, the victims, and family members of the victims will hopefully have a more peaceful holiday knowing that these suspects are no longer at large and will face justice for their crimes."

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411)

Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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