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For Immediate Release

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November 19, 2013 Andrew Deserto, Assistant Chief Deputy
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-3499
Text Tip Leads U.S. Marshals to 'Dangerous Dozen' Fugitive Hiding in Cleveland

NOVFTF LogoCleveland, OH – The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested fugitive Troy Adamini, age 23, at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning at a residence on the 4600 block of W. 47th Street in Cleveland. Adamini was wanted for felonious assault from an incident that occurred on August 26, 2013 in Sheffield Lake where he allegedly stabbed a male in the back during a drug deal gone bad. The case was referred to the NOVFTF for apprehension by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and the NOVFTF had been pursuing Adamini throughout Lorain County without success.

Yesterday, the NOVFTF added Adamini to the most wanted “Dangerous Dozen” list and profiled his photo in the local media. The NOVFTF received an anonymous text tip late last night with information placing the fugitive at a residence in Cleveland, where he had been hiding out to avoid arrest.

The NOVFTF investigated the information and determined it to be credible. The NOVFTF Lorain County Division teamed up with the NOVFTF Cleveland Division and approached the residence this morning to make the arrest attempt. Adamini was located in the residence and arrested without incident. Also located and arrested was Adamini’s girlfriend, Brittany Holstein, age 20, wanted by the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office for obstruction of justice charges stemming from the same incident with Adamini. Drug paraphernalia was also found at the scene of the arrest. Both subjects were transported to the Lorain County Jail.

Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Roberto Robinson stated, “This is another successful example of the public utilizing current technology to anonymously deliver us information critically needed to locate and apprehend another dangerous fugitive. We thank the media for delivering this information to the public and the concerned citizen that responded to it.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Lorain County Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Avon Police Department, Avon Lake Police Department, Brunswick Police Department, Brunswick Hills Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms, Elyria Police Department, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Lorain County Sheriff’s Office, Lorain Police Department, North Ridgeville Police Department, Oberlin Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Sandusky Police Department, and the Sheffield Village Police Department.

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