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Interstate Sex Offender Arrested by U.S. Marshals

For immediate release

Alex Rutter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Toledo, OH
(419) 259-7430

Cleveland, OH – The U.S. Marshals (USMS) Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) in Cleveland, OH arrested Vincent Grant (58) for failing to register as a sex offender. Grant was wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office (OH) and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (FL) for failure to register in both jurisdictions.

Grant had been a fugitive and unregistered sex offender since August 2022, actively evading authorities from arrest and sex offender registration. Grant was previously convicted of a sexual based crime in Cuyahoga County in 2009. Due to that conviction Grant is required to register as a sex offender for life in the state of Ohio.

The NOVFTF began investigating Grant after the USMS in Jacksonville, FL identified Grant as a fugitive and possibly in the Cleveland, Ohio area. The NOVFTF was able to locate and arrest Grant in the 6800 block of Quimby Ave Cleveland, OH. Grant will face his criminal charges in Cuyahoga County before being extradited to St. Johns, FL to face charges there.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said “The work of the USMS to take sex offenders off the streets is paramount to our investigative mission. Fugitive sex offenders actively evading capture and registrations endanger our communities. We are proud of the work of our team today.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies:  U.S. Marshals Service, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.

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