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For Immediate Release

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October 10, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Lupica
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
Wanted Sex Offender Hiding in Attic

Springfield, OH – The Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Acting United States Marshal Patrick Sedoti announced today that Larry Hyche was arrested this morning in the Ronez Apartments in Springfield, Ohio.

In response to an investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, a warrant was issued for the arrest of Larry Hyche in late June of 2012. Hyche was convicted of raping two girls under the age of 13 in Montgomery County in 2002 and was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. SOFAST had previously requested the public’s assistance in locating this non-compliant sex offender.

On October 10, 2012, the Dayton SOFAST team received information that Hyche was at an address located on Primm Road in Springfield. The U.S. Marshals Service SOFAST team responded and surrounded the apartment. Hyche and his girlfriend refused to answer the door hoping the police would simply leave. Hyche then fled to the apartment attic. The SOFAST team entered the apartment in search of Hyche and were assisted by the Springfield Police. Officers discovered Hyche was concealed in the attic and he was ordered from his hiding place. He eventually surrendered to the task force and was taken into custody without incident.

The SOFAST team and the United States Marshals Service takes cases involving non-compliant sex offenders very seriously and will prioritize these cases to the highest level to help ensure the safety of our communities. The coordination and relationship between the SOFAST team, Springfield Police, and the public assured the safety of the team members and permitted them to make an arrest without injury to the fugitive.

Dayton SOFAST is comprised of members from the United States Marshals Service, Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Wright State University Police, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Trotwood Police Department, Greeneville Police Department, and the Springboro Police Department.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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

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