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For Immediate Release

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August 14, 2012 Ryan Helfrich - Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 244-8033
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Man Wanted for Brutal Assault on Four People

NOVFTF LogoCleveland, OH – Early this morning, at approximately 12:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Marco Correa, age 27, near the 100 block of Arhaven Drive in Newton Falls, OH. Correa was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for four counts of felonious assault. It is alleged that Correa was one of five people that were involved in an unprovoked assault at Charlie’s Place on Lorain Ave. in Cleveland that left two people unconscious, permanently blinded a waitress, and broke the jaw of an off-duty Cleveland police officer that stepped in to help the victims.

Last Friday, the Cleveland Division of Police requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Task Force to locate Correa. Correa was previewed in local media yesterday as the “Fugitive of the Week”. Within hours, tips began to pour in and information was developed that Correa was staying at a home. in Newton Falls. Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers went to the residence earlier in the day on Monday but did not find Correa. Late Monday night investigators received a tip the Correa was back at the home on Arhaven Dr. and the Task Force quickly responded to the residence. This time Correa was located inside. He was arrested without incident and transported to the Trumbull County Jail.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Once again the partnership between law enforcement, the media and the public worked together to bring this violent fugitive to justice. We are hopeful this arrest brings some peace to the victims and their families that are continuing to suffer from this horrible crime.”

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 (1-866-492-6833). You can now also text your tip to TIP411 (847411), keyword WANTED. Callers may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available. The Task Force’s “Dangerous Dozen” fugitives can be viewed at http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives/pdf/dangerous_dozen.pdf, which is updated monthly.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Cleveland Division, is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Cleveland Division of Police, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Lakewood Police Department, Linndale Village Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General, U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, and the Westlake Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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