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Task Force Arrests Fugitive Wanted for Rape of a Minor

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Cincinnati, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) with assistance of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit have arrested Dewan Morris.

Morris was wanted by the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest warrant for rape of a minor, sexual battery of a minor, and gross sexual imposition. Morris had been on the run since the indictment was issued on October 5th, 2021. During the morning hours of April 28th, 2022, investigators observed Morris at an apartment complex near the Seymour Avenue area of Cincinnati, OH. Morris was taken into custody without incident. Morris now awaits his court appearance for the alleged charges and was transported to the Hamilton County Jail.

Cincinnati’s Maine Violent Offender is a U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Adult Parole Authority, Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Butler County Probation Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Department of Homeland Security/ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Golf Manor Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Mount Orb Police Department, Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General, Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, and Warren County Sheriff’s Office. The U.S. Marshal’s Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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