Akron, OH – Earlier today members of the U.S. Marshals Service
in Miami, Florida recovered two missing juveniles from Akron, Ohio.
On May 3, 2022, the Summit County Juvenile Court ordered two
children, ages 8 and 12, removed from the custody of their mother due to
serious mental health issues and concern for the children’s safety.
The mother chose not to comply with the order, resulting in a
warrant being issued for the mother and the children being reported as
missing. The initial investigation by Akron Police Detectives determined
the mother fled to Florida with the kids and requested USMS assistance
in locating and recovering the kids.
Late this morning, U.S.
Marshals were able to safely locate the two children in Miami and the
mother was taken into custody for the active warrants issued for her.
The children are awaiting relatives to pick them up and the mother
is being held pending extradition to Ohio.
The names of the
children are being withheld to protect their identity.
Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “We are pleased with the outcome of this
case, the children are safe, and they will be returned to Ohio. Diligent
work by the Akron Police Department’s Detectives and members of our task
force certainly led to the quick recovery of these two kids.”
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the
Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at
or you can send a web tip. Reward
money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local
agencies: Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department,
Bath Township Police Department Copley Township Police Department,
Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police
Department, New Franklin Police Department, Norton Police Department,
Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Sheriff’s Office,
Reminderville Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office,
Tallmadge Police Department, United States Marshals Service, United
States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne
County Court of Common Pleas.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found
First Federal Law Enforcement Agency