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U.S. Marshals Arrest Ohio Man Accused of Sex Crimes Against Children After Locating Him in Florida

For immediate release

Southern District of Ohio Public Affairs Officer

(614) 469-5540

Dayton, OH – The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) with the assistance of the Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested fugitive James Tucker II in Sarasota County, Florida at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Tucker was indicted on April 10, 2023, through the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas and charged with forty counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor; wherein, twenty of those counts were for creating, reproducing, and/or publishing the illegal content. The charges are the result of a Dayton Police Department investigation. Tucker has been booked into a local jail in Florida and awaits extradition to Ohio for his court appearance.

“The United States Marshals Service has a network of fugitive task forces across the country that can extend the reach of our state and local law enforcement partners. The ongoing collaboration between the Dayton Police Department and Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team led to the safe arrest of a suspect almost one thousand miles from where he was wanted.” – Michael D. Black, United States Marshal, Southern District of Ohio.

U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Perry Township Police Department, Springboro Police Department, Franklin Police Department, United States Secret Service, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, West Carrollton Police Department, and the Xenia Police Department. The U.S. Marshals 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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