For Immediate Release
Alex Rutter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699
Unregistered Sex Offender From Stark County Arrested in Columbus With Juvenile
Canton, OH – The U.S. Marshals in Columbus, OH in conjunction with the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Skylar Losey (23) of Massillon, OH. Losey was wanted by the Stark County Sheriff’s Office and Stark County Adult Probation for violating conditions of his probation. Losey was previously convicted of gross sexual imposition of a child victim, approximately 6 years of age, and placed on probation.
Earlier today, the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) acted on information received from the NOVFTF and arrested Losey at the Norwood Inn and Suites, located in the 1200 block of E. Dublin Grandville Rd. Columbus, OH. During the arrest, SOFAST recovered a juvenile (14) staying with Losey at the motel. The juvenile was turned over to local authorities in Columbus, OH for further identification and investigation. Losey was transported to the Franklin County Jail where he will wait extradition back to Stark County.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “a special thanks to Marshal Michael Black and his team of dedicated officers in Southern Ohio. The persistent efforts of our fugitive task force and our partners in Southern Ohio has taken this sex offender of the streets where he can’t victimize anyone else.”
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 NOVFTF Canton Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: United States Marshals Service, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Canton Police Department, Carrollton Police Department, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office, North Canton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Perry Township Police Department, Stark County Park District, and Stark County Probation.
Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at https://www.usmarshals.gov.
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