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For Immediate Release

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July 21, 2011 Ryan Helfrich - Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 244-8033
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Bloods Gang Member with 10 Outstanding Warrants

NOVFTF LogoToledo, OH – Yesterday, the U.S. Marshal led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) arrested Rayshawn McCoy. McCoy, a known member of the violent Bloods street gang, was taken into custody without incident. McCoy was wanted by the Toledo Police Department and the Lucas County Sheriff on 10 warrants, 4 of which were felony warrants to include; involuntary manslaughter, robbery, weapons offense, and cocaine possession and sale. The NOVFTF, with the assistance of the Toledo Police Department, were able to locate and arrest McCoy at a home located on the 1800 block of Wychwood Ave. in Toledo, OH. After McCoy’s apprehension he was taken to the Lucas County Jail.

NOVFTF members were involved in a four week manhunt for McCoy. Investigators received information on the possible location of McCoy and set up surveillance at the residence in question. Task Force members observed a man fitting the description of McCoy and converged on the house. McCoy was located inside the home and placed under arrest. During this investigation a number of individuals were arrested on outstanding warrants. In addition, 8 grams of crack cocaine was seized and a 9mm Glock pistol with a fully loaded 30 round magazine was confiscated.

This investigation occurred as part of Operation V-GRIP (Violence – Gun Reduction Interdiction Project) which is a joint law enforcement initiative ongoing within the city of Toledo.

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach stated, “The collaboration between agencies is paramount to our success. This case is a fine example of what can be accomplished when working together toward a common goal.”

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED. Callers may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Toledo Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Allen County Sheriff’s Office, Delphos Police Department, Fort Shawnee Police Department, Fremont Police Department, Genoa Village Police Department, Holland Police Department, Lima Police Department, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, Oregon Police Department, Ottawa Hills Police Department, Pemberville Police Department, Toledo Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service and Washington Township Police Department.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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