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For Immediate Release

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December 03, 2010 DUSM Donnie W.  Ray
Southern District of Ohio
(513) 684-3580
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Cincinnati, Ohio – United States Marshal Cathy J. Jones announces the arrest of Russell Patrick.  In the late hours of December 2, 2010,  the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested 35 year-old Russell Patrick in Wilmington, Ohio.  Patrick is accused of injuring a child.  Patrick is also the subject of a child sex crime investigation by the Grand Prairie (TX) Police Department.  Deputy U.S. Marshal Donnie W. Ray stated, “Protecting the children of our community is a top priority for the U.S. Marshals.  This arrest highlights the difference we can make when local and federal authorities work together on a common goal”. 

On December 2, 2010, SOFAST received a tip from the U.S. Marshals, Dallas/Fort Worth Task Force that Patrick was residing in Wilmington, Ohio.  Patrick had been living in various homeless shelters to hide his location.  Task Force Officers located Patrick near Airborne Drive in Wilmington Ohio.  Patrick was arrested without incident.  Patrick was booked into the Clinton County Jail, where he will wait to be extradited to Texas.

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, U.S. Department of Agriculture OIG, Warren County Prosecutors Office and U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.  For more information, go to www.usmarshals.gov.