U.S. Marshals Arrest Wooster Man Accused of Assaulting News Reporter

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Dayton, OH – U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Wayne County
Sheriff Travis Hutchinson announce the arrest of wanted fugitive
Benjamin Dagley, 54. Dagley was wanted by the Gulfport Police Department
for assault and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for a probation
violation.

It is alleged that on August 30, Dagley confronted
MSNBC News Reporter Shaquille Brewster while he was doing live coverage
of Hurricane Ida in Gulfport, Mississippi. The Gulfport Police
Department charged Dagley with two counts of assault, one count of
disturbance of the peace and one count of violation of emergency curfew.

This afternoon, members of the US Marshals violent fugitive task
force arrested Dagley in a shopping plaza on Greene Boulevard in Dayton,
Ohio. Task force members received information that Dagley was still
driving in his white truck bearing an Ohio license plate. Task force
members located the truck in the parking lot and subsequently arrested
him after watching him exit a store in the shopping plaza.

U.S.
Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Due to assistance provided by the Wayne
County Sheriff’s Office, our task force members were able to track this
fugitive from Mississippi to his arrest location in Dayton. This violent
fugitive was attempting to flee from his charges in Gulfport but the
swift work of our task force members resulted in a timely arrest.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact
the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED
(1-866-492-6833), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage

http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html
. Reward money is
available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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The Northern Ohio
Violent Fugitive Task Force – Cleveland Division is composed of the
following federal, state and local agencies: U.S. Marshals Service,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cleveland Police Department, Cuyahoga
County Sheriff’s Office, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police
Department, Euclid Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio
State Highway Patrol, Independence Police Department, Parma Police
Department, Aurora Police Department, Solon Police Department, Cleveland
RTA Police Department, Westlake Police Department, Bedford Police
Department, Middleburg Heights Police Department, Newburgh Heights
Police Department and the Metrohealth Police Department.

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

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