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Fugitive of the Week arrested in Cleveland

1:38 PM, Jul 4, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A man featured as a Fugitive of the Week on WKYC has been captured by U.S. Marshals.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Melvin Allen was captured this morning at an address on White Avenue near East 55th without incident.

Marshals had been pursuing Allen and observed him going into the address. SWAT units and Cleveland Fire assisted while Marshals took Allen into custody. Allen had reportedly barricaded himself inside a home's attic.

Allen was wanted on charges of rape and burglary in connection with an assault on a Painesville woman at her home in October 2012.

Marshals featured him as the Fugitive of the Week on WKYC on July 1.

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