Rape Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force

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Cleveland, OH – Early this morning, members of the Northern
Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) and the Oakwood Village Police
Department arrested Detemtrius Simmons, 22. Simmons was wanted by the
Oakwood Village Police Department for rape.
Simmons was identified as the suspect in a rape
case where the victim was under the age of 10. Yesterday morning, a
warrant was issued for Simmons and officers with Oakwood Village and the
NOVFTF began looking for Simmons. Within a day of the warrant being
issued, Simmons was found at an address in the 4500 block of Granada
Blvd in Warrensville Hts. When members of the task force made contact at
the front door of the home the occupants were noncompliant, and the door
was forced open by officers. Once inside the home Simmons was taken into
custody without further incident. Additionally, Woodrow Johnson, 23, was
also arrested at the home. Johnson had an active warrant from the
Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for probation violation with
underlying offenses of assault and burglary.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Swift work by
the Oakwood Village Police and members of our task force have taken a
violent individual who preyed on a child off the streets. Law
enforcement will work day and night to ensure that predators such as
this are behind bars and not roaming through society.” 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. Reward
money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.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.

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