For Immediate Release
|July 27, 2011||
Brian W. Koerbel, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 276-1033
|Task Force Celebrates Its 25,000th Arrest|
OH - Peter J. Elliott, United States Marshal for the Northern District of
Ohio, announced today that the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task
Force arrested its 25,000th fugitive. Alphonso Tate, who was wanted on charges
of rape, kidnapping, and five counts of gross sexual imposition out of the
Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, was apprehended by Deputy U.S.
''The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has
had great success in making the communities across all of northern Ohio safer.
Our strength lies in the partnerships we have built with other law enforcement
agencies. I thank all the hard working Deputy Marshals, Police Officers, Deputy
Sheriffs and Law Enforcement Officers who are part of this task force and who
risk their lives daily to rid our communities of violent fugitives. I thank the
leaders of our partner departments for their vision and dedication in being a
part of this Task Force and making an incredible difference. I also have to
thank our media partners who have previewed so many fugitives for us over the
years, which has led to many captures. Without this media partnership, the
NOVFTF would not be as successful as it is today and our communities would
"This Task Force has made such a tremendous difference in apprehending violent fugitives in our communities. Our success is due to the great relationships we have built with our partner agencies and the dedicated personnel on the city, state and federal level", added Chief Deputy United States Marshal Roberto Robinson.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of
a known fugitive is encouraged
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.