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Man Wanted for Sex Crime Arrested After SWAT Call Out in Lima

For immediate release

Josh Lowe, Deputy U.S. Marshal

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Lima, OH – Today, the U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) and Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) along with deputies and officers from the West Central Ohio Crime Task Force arrested fugitive Carl Mollett in Lima, Ohio. Mollett had an arrest warrant held by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office charging him with Gross Sexual Imposition.

Task force members had developed information that Mollett was residing at a residence in the 4900 block of NE 14th Street in Des Moines. Upon initial contact with officers at the residence, Mollett barricaded himself inside. At that time, assistance was requested from the Allen County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team to safely take him into custody. Mollett has been booked into the Allen County Jail and now awaits his court appearance and future extradition back to Franklin County.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The safety of the community is the upmost concern of our task force when we are attempting to arrest fugitives. Today, a collaborative effort between federal and local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of this fugitive.”

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 USMS web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.

The NOVFTF Toledo Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: The United States Marshals Service, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Toledo Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Wood County Sheriff’s Office.   

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