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For Immediate Release

January 06, 2012 Senior Inspector William Taylor
Southern District of Ohio - Dayton
(937) 293-8960
5 Years as a Fugitive Ends with an Arrest in Dayton, OH
South Carolina kidnapping suspect tired of running

Dayton, OH – U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones announces the arrest by the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) of Robert Scott Carver, age twenty eight. Carver has been wanted by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina since November of 2006 for Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct with Spouse 1st degree, two counts of Unlawful Conduct towards a Child, and Malicious Injury to personal property.

On January 6, 2012, shortly after noon, SOFAST received a tip that Carver could be located at a residence on South Torrence Street in Dayton, OH. After confirming the information, the SOFAST members quickly arrived on South Torrence Street and apprehend Carver. By approximately 12:45pm he was in handcuffs and on his way to the Montgomery County Jail in Dayton.

Carver is believed to have been living in the Dayton area since shortly after the warrants in South Carolina were issued for his arrest. Carver was arrested without incident and awaits extradition to South Carolina. At the time of his arrest, Carver remarked that he was tired of running and had originally moved to Dayton to hide after throwing a dart at a map. U.S. Marshal Cathy Jones said, “this arrest is a perfect example of how quickly our task force can react and apprehend those found hiding in the Dayton area.”

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, Department, Springfield Police Department, Wright State Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI), Tipp City Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Police Department, Springboro Police Department.

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