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For Immediate Release

March 19, 2012 Andrew Deserto – Assistant Chief
Northern District of Ohio (216) 551-6234
U.S. Marshals Task Force Tracks Down Child Sexual Predator After Almost 2 Years on the Run

NOVFTF LogoAkron, OH – On Saturday, at approximately 4:30 in the morning, the York Police Department in South Carolina arrested 38 year old Antwain Price for failing to register as a sex offender. Price was wanted by the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Marshals Service. Price was convicted of criminal sexual conduct with a child under the age of 12 in July of 2010. Price was sentenced to 4 months and given credit for time already served. As part of his sentence he was required to register as a sex offender upon his release. Price failed to do so and fled the state. Unable to locate Price for 2 years, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force-Akron Division to locate Price.

During the investigation, it was discovered that Price was relocating from state to state in order to evade capture. On Saturday, Price’s luck finally ran out. Task force members developed information that Price was living in York, SC and reached out to the York Police Department for assistance in apprehending Price. York PD responded to the address provided from the task force and located him. Price was arrested near the 100 block of Lowrey Rowe Rd. in York, SC and is in custody awaiting extradition back to Ohio.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “This was great investigative work by all involved. Those that prey on our children are some of the most dangerous fugitives we pursue and we place the utmost priority on bringing them to justice quickly.”

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 or text keyword WANTED and the tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Akron Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department Boston Heights Village Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hinckley Police Department, Kent Police Department, Montville Township Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Northfield Village Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Prosecutor’s Office, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Ravenna Police Department, Reminderville Police Department, Stow Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Twinsburg Police Department, United States Marshals Service, United States Secret Service, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, University of Akron Police Department, Wadsworth Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at



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