U.S. Marshals task force arrest rapist who didn't register

U.S. Marshals task force arrest rapist who didn't register

(WOIO) - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) Akron Division arrested Tyonne James Hosey, 29, of Akron.  Hosey was wanted by the Summit County Sherriff's Department on the charges of; failing to register as a sex offender.  Hosey was also recently added to the Ohio Attorney General's Office Most Wanted.

Hosey served time in prison for the rape of a girl. He was released in 2006 and classified as a sexually-oriented offender. As part of his terms for release, he was required to register his address once a year for 10 years.  Hosey failed to meet those requirements in July of 2012, which resulted in the Summit County Sheriff's Office issuing a warrant for his arrest.

The NOVFTF Akron Division conducted numerous interviews in the Akron, and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio areas in search of Hosey.  Tuesday afternoon, NOVFTF Task Force Officers narrowed Hosey's location down and after hours of surveillance along with the assistance of area residents, Hosey was spotted in a parking lot in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  At approximately 1:30 p.m., Task Force Officers moved in and arrested Hosey without incident in the 2200 block of High Street, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.  Hosey was transported to the Summit County Jail where he is awaiting further court proceedings.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, "Great work by the investigators staying on the trail of this violent fugitive.  The team effort of all the task force members involved once again resulted in another success story and a safer community for the greater Akron area."  

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 TIP411 (847411).  Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available.  The Task Force's "Dangerous Dozen" fugitives can be viewed at by CLICKING HERE. The site is updated monthly.

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