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For Immediate Release

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March 10, 2016 Nathan Lupica, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Southern District of Ohio (937) 467-1791
SOFAST Arrests Rape Suspect
 
Springfield, OH - Yesterday morning, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Issac Morgan, age 23. The Springfield Police Department issued an arrest warrant for Morgan on 2 counts of Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, and Felonious Assault. The charges stem from incidents that were reported in 2015. Investigators believe Morgan was involved in two separate rapes where a handgun was used.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST along with the Springfield Police Department acted quickly once a suspect was identified in the case. Through the investigation, SOFAST developed information that Morgan was staying at an address on East Euclid Avenue in Springfield. SOFAST Task Force Officers went to the residence and located Morgan inside where he promptly surrendered. Morgan was transported to the Clark County Jail. U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin said, “Because of the trusted relationships between the U.S. Marshals Service and its local partners, like Springfield PD, dangerous and violent fugitives can be quickly apprehended and brought to justice.”

SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the U.S. Marshals Service, Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Wright State University Police, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and the Springboro Police Department.

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

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

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