U.S. Marshals arrest wanted man hiding in attic

2:53 PM, Apr 4, 2012   |    comments
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YOUNGSTOWN -- Wednesday morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested William Brown at a home on Hermosa Drive in Youngstown.

Task Force members found him hiding in the attic.

Brown was wanted by the Norwalk Police Department for felonious assault on a probation officer.

He was also wanted by the Richland County Sheriff's Office on a bench warrant for violating the terms of his bond on a current felony eluding case.

He was also wanted by the state of Louisiana for violating his parole.

Brown was originally arrested on March 12 after leading the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a high-speed pursuit during a traffic stop on I-71 in Richland County.

Brown was later released on bond, placed under the supervision of the Richland County Probation Department, and directed to live at his mother's house in Norwalk.

On March 25, Brown assaulted his probation officer during a home visit at the Norwalk home and then fled the scene in a vehicle.

The Lorain County Division and the Richland County Division of the NOVFTF immediately started working together to initiate a fugitive investigation into Brown's whereabouts.

That investigation led to Youngstown, where Brown grew up and his family currently lives. Task Force Officers interviewed friends and family members of Brown and information was developed that led them to a home on Hermosa Drive.

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: 1-866-4-WANTED.

Callers may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. 


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