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For Immediate Release

January 08, 2016 Charles Sanso, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (513) 684-3594
SOFAST Captures Convicted Sex Offender and Discovers Active Meth Lab
Cincinnati, OH – The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Richard C. Saylor on January 8, 2016 on felony warrants from the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Cincinnati, Ohio on a sex offense registration charge and probation violation.

Saylor, 54, was wanted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office and the warrant was assigned to SOFAST and a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Detective. Saylor was convicted of sexual abuse in the 1st degree in the State of Kentucky in the past and was required to follow registration requirements in the State of Ohio. The victim was a juvenile female under the age of ten. SOFAST located and arrested Saylor on the two warrants in the 3000 block of Robertson Ave in Cincinnati, Ohio. An active unlawful methamphetamine lab and drug paraphernalia were located inside the residence. The Cincinnati Police Department’s Meth Lab Remediation Team responded, disassembled and neutralized the hazardous materials. Saylor is currently in custody in the Hamilton County Jail and could face charges of illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for manufacturing drugs.

Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a fugitive focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Newtown Police Department and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

U.S. Marshals are the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and capture more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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