For Immediate Release
|January 14, 2014||
Ryan Helfrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal Northern District
|U.S. Marshals Task Force Captures Cold Case Rapist|
Cleveland, OH – This morning, at approximately 7:30 a.m., the U.S. Marshal’s Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Anthony Savage, age 40. Savage was wanted by the Cleveland Police for rape. The charges stem from a rape that occurred back in 1994. The Cleveland Police developed new information that Savage was the man they wanted for the rape that was now considered a cold case. Almost 20 years ago, Savage allegedly raped a woman after she declined his sexual advances. The case was turned over to the NOVFTF last month after Savage refused to come in and talk to CPD detectives.
Savage was aired yesterday on several news outlets as the NOVFTF “Fugitive of the Week.” It didn’t take long for tips to start pouring in. The NOVFTF received a tip that Savage was staying with his brother at an address near the 6800 block of Polonia Ave. in Cleveland. Task force members went to the address and located Savage hiding in the basement. Savage was arrested and transported to the Cleveland City Jail.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “This is why
the “Fugitive of the Week” news segment was created. The public does not
want dangerous criminals roaming their neighborhoods. Time and time again
concerned citizens step up and help law enforcement locate fugitives and
this is another excellent example of residents coming together with us to
help keep the city safe.”
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.
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