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November 09, 2012 Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Hodge (419) 259-6286
U.S. Marshals Toledo Task Force Announces 5,000 Local Arrest

NOVFTF logoToledo, OH –The arrest of a man wanted on suspicion of Murder marks the 5,000th arrest for the Toledo division of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) since its inception in 2005.

Nathaniel Alexander, 29, was arrested late October in Northwood after information was received from the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force in Chicago that Alexander was believed to be in the Toledo area. Alexander had been recently paroled on charges of Distribution of Heroin and Illegal Possession of a Firearm and was supposed to remain in the Chicago area as a condition of his release. When Alexander left the area without telling his Parole Officer, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Additionally, Chicago Police wanted Alexander for questioning in the shooting of three people in Chicago. One victim later died of their wounds.

Since its inception in June of 2005, the Toledo division of the Task Force has been responsible for arresting 82 suspected murderers; 14 suspected attempted murderers as well as 649 suspected rapists and other Felony Sex Offenders. Additionally, 1,277 people have been arrested on suspected Aggravated Robbery charges and Felony Theft offenses; 1,555 people have been arrested for Assault/Felonious Assault and 1013 suspected felony drug offenders have been taken off the streets.

“This milestone arrest can attest to the vigilance and bravery of all the men and women who serve on the Task Force,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said. “The dedication these officers show to helping keep our communities safe is a testament to their courage and character, however, we would not have the success rate we do without the community’s involvement. This significant arrest stands as proof of the great relationships the Task Force has with the community at large.”

The Toledo U.S. Marshals’ Office has partnered with The Toledo Blade for the past few years to produce the weekly “Toledo’s Most Wanted” section in addition to partnering with NBC 24 WNWO in profiling Toledo’s “Fugitive of the Week”.

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 TIP411 (847411). Tipsters 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 NOVFTF Toledo Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals, Lucas County Sherriff’s Office, Toledo Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Fremont Police Department, Holland Police Department, Ottawa Hills Police Department, Perrysburg Township Police Department, Wood County Sherriff’s Office and Washington Township Police Department.

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

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