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For Immediate Release

Contact:
April 22, 2013 Nathan Lupica, Deputy United States Marshal (937) 225-2917;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team Arrests Suspected Rapists

Patrick Sedoti, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio, announced today that Jimmie Allen Jr. and Leroy Keith have been arrested. On 04/22/2013, Jimmie Allen Jr. and Leroy Keith were arrested by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) in Dayton, OH. Allen was wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for the alleged Rape of a Child under 13 and Gross Sexual Imposition of a Minor. Keith was wanted by the Dayton Police Department for the alleged Rape of a Child under 13.

Due to the nature of the alleged crimes committed and young age of the victims, these two cases were given the highest priority by the U.S. Marshals led Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST). SOFAST had received these two warrants early Monday morning. After several hours of investigation, SOFAST officers were able to quickly locate the two suspects and arrest them without incident.

U.S. Marshal Patrick Sedoti stated, “Through cooperative efforts such as SOFAST, we will continue to track down the dangerous fugitives who prey on the most vulnerable members of society – our children”.

SOFAST in the Miami Valley area is comprised of the following federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies: United States Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Dayton Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Wright State Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Springboro Police Department, Oakwood Police Department, Grandview Hospital Police.

The U.S. Marshals Service was America’s first federal law enforcement agency and each year arrests more fugitives than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined.

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

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