Canton, OH – The U.S. Marshals led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) in Canton, OH arrested Daniel Hilty (35) earlier today on charges of escape from the Canton Police Department, stemming from an incident that occurred at the state run Stark Regional Community Correction Center. Hilty was also wanted for Intensive Supervision Probation (ISP) Violation from Stark County Sheriff’s Office and Drug Possession from the Niles Police Department.
On October 3, 2023, Hilty was court ordered to enter and successfully complete the residential program at Stark Regional Community Correction Center. It is alleged that on October 11, 2023, Hilty used chairs to climb up a drainpipe and then scaled the roof to ultimately escape from the facility. Hilty was in the program a total of eight days before escaping the confines of the correction center.
The NOVFTF and the Stark Regional Community Correction Center began investigating Hilty’s whereabouts in the Canton, OH area immediately following the escape. The NOVFTF was able to locate and arrest Hilty today at an address in the 200 block of Scott Avenue, Niles, OH.
Through a joint statement by U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Stark County Sheriff George Maier: “Due to our strong partnerships and the joint efforts of our task force agencies, we were able to safely apprehend this fugitive. It was a great effort by all involved to stay focused on this case and help ensure the safety of the community by getting this fugitive off the streets.”
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.
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