Dayton, OH – The U.S. Marshals’ Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) with the assistance of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested fugitive Augustine Rosales in Cleveland, OH on July 26, 2023, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Rosales had an active Montgomery County Municipal arrest warrant for rape of a minor under 13, sexual battery, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The Dayton Police Department investigated and filed charges for the alleged criminal conduct by Rosales. Rosales has been booked into the Cuyahoga County Jail and now awaits extradition to Montgomery County, Ohio for his court appearance.
“Protecting children is a top priority of the United States Marshals Service and our law enforcement partners. Those accused of sexually assaulting children have nowhere to hide in Ohio.” Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force in Cleveland made this apprehension possible.” – Michael D. Black, United States Marshal for the Southern District of Ohio.
U.S. Marshals SOFAST 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.