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For Immediate Release

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January 13, 2014 Bill Boldin, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-2150
Multi-State Fugitive Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force in Ashtabula

NOVFTF LogoAshtabula, OH – Last Friday, members of the U.S. Marshals led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Ashtabula Police Department, arrested Benjamin Genovese (age 35) at the residence of a family member located on Joseph Street in Ashtabula. Genovese was wanted by the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office for larceny, by the Mentor Police Department for felony larceny, by the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office for felony larceny, by the Florida Department of Corrections for a probation violation, and by the Woodford County Kentucky Sheriff’s Office for failure to pay child support. Genovese was transported to the Mentor City Jail to await his local court appearances and both Kentucky and Florida authorities initiated procedures to have Genovese extradited to face their charges.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Genovese is a career criminal with an extensive criminal history in five states and this arrest will put a halt to his most recent crime spree.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411). Anyone can view wanted fugitives from Northern Ohio by visiting www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n. Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Painesville Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service, Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Offices, Lake County Narcotic’s Agency, Ashtabula County Adult Probation, Mentor Police Department, Painesville Police Department, Willoughby Police Department, Willoughby Hills Police Department, Wickliffe Police Department, Eastlake Police Department, Willowick Police Department, Mentor on the Lake Police Department, Middlefield Police Department, Burton Police Department, Chester Township Police Department, Ashtabula Police Department, Conneaut Police Department, and the North Kingsville Police Department.

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

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