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For Immediate Release

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December 14, 2011 Pete Elliott – U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (216) 522-4482
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests New Franklin Police Department Rape Suspect

NOVFTF LogoAkron, OH – The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) Akron Division and the Southern District of Florida U.S. Marshals arrested Jeremy P. Huth, age 40. Huth was wanted by the New Franklin Police Department on charges of rape of a minor that occurred at the end August of 2011 in New Franklin, Ohio.

Huth, who is originally from the Akron area, traveled from his Florida residence and was in Akron visiting family members when the alleged incident occurred. In October of 2011, the New Franklin Police Department referred the case to the NOVFTF for assistance with locating and apprehending Huth. The NOVFTF spent numerous man hours on this case. Huth was tracked from Ohio to Florida and assistance was requested from the U.S. Marshals Southern Florida office.

In the first week of December, Huth was profiled in numerous media outlets as the Fugitive of the Week which resulted in an enormous amount of tips from the public. A recent tip from a citizen who recognized Huth spurred the NOVFTF into action. The NOVFTF contacted the U.S. Marshals in Southern Florida with the newly generated tips.

Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Marshals in Southern Florida spotted Huth’s vehicle parked in a parking lot in Key West, Florida. They conducted numerous interviews, that all stated that Huth had changed his appearance and dyed his hair. Marshal’s set up surveillance around the parking lot where Huth’s vehicle was parked. At approximately 4:00 p.m., Huth was spotted returning to his vehicle, where he was apprehended without incident. Huth was transported to the Munroe County Jail where he is awaiting an extradition hearing to return back to Ohio to face his charges.

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 or text keyword WANTED and the tip to 847411(tip411). Tipsters may remain anonymous.

The NOVFTF Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Boston Heights Village Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Department of Housing and Urban Development – OIG, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Hinckley Police Department, Kent Police Department, Medina Police Department, Montville Township Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Northfield Village Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Prosecutor’s Office, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Ravenna Police Department, Reminderville Police Department, Stow Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Twinsburg Police Department, United States Marshals Service, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wadsworth Police Department.

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

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