Criminal Justice News

Thursday, January 19, 2017

U.S. Marshals SOFAST Arrest Two Wanted Fugitives

Dayton, OH - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the morning hours of January 17, 2017 the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Darrius Wright. Wright was wanted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. In 2008, Darrius Wright was convicted of Rape and was sentenced to prison. Wright had recently violated his parole and failed to register as a sex offender. SOFAST officers tracked Wright down to an address off of Northcrest Avenue in Dayton. SOFAST officers safely apprehended Wright and transported him to the Montgomery County Jail.

Less than two hours later, SOFAST officers arrested another wanted fugitive, Terrance Baker, age 19. Baker was wanted by the Springfield Police Department for Aggravated Robbery with a Weapon, 2cts Felonious Assault with a Deadly Weapon, and Improper Discharge of a Firearm into a Habitation. The charges stem from an incident that was reported in August of 2016 where an adult and child were shot.

Through the investigation, SOFAST officers developed information that Baker was currently in an apartment in the 900 block of Neal Avenue in Dayton. SOFAST along with the Springfield Police Department arrested Baker without incident. Baker was transported to the Springfield Police Department Detective Section.

Through cooperative efforts such as SOFAST, dangerous fugitives who prey on other members of society will be brought to justice.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, and Springboro 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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