U.S. Marshals Seeking Ohio Fugitive Wanted for Operating Dog Fighting Ring

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CLEVELAND, OH – Federal authorities are searching for Ronald Smith, 39, who lives in the Cleveland and Akron area for operating a northern Ohio dog fighting ring.

“The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information which would lead to the capture of fugitive, Ronald Smith. Smith is wanted by the United States Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess a Controlled Substance, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, and Possess and Train a Dog for Purposes of Animal Fighting. There were numerous dogs seized from addresses in Akron that were associated with Smith. Smith is suspected of playing a role in a larger dog fighting ring,” the agency published in a wanted persons release.

Smith, 39, is a black male, standing approximately 6 feet 4 inches and weighing about 220 lbs. He was last known to be living in the Akron and Cleveland areas.