Sunday, August 16, 2015

U.S. Marshals Arrest Shelby County Rape Suspect

Dayton, OH – U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that yesterday morning at approximately 6:30 A.M., the U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Andrew Liles, age 20. A Shelby County grand jury indicted Andrew Liles on 6 counts of Rape, 2 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, and 2 counts of Corrupting a Minor with Drugs. The charges stem from an incident that was reported in August of 2015.

SOFAST worked side by side with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to quickly get Liles into custody. Liles had fled Shelby County, believing he could avoid the warrants. Through the investigation, SOFAST developed information that Liles was hiding at an address on Nassau Street in Dayton. SOFAST located the residence and gave Liles an early morning wakeup call. Liles was apprehended and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. Deputy U.S. Marshal Nathan Lupica stated, “Through cooperative efforts such as SOFAST, dangerous fugitives who prey on children will be brought to justice”.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Grandview Hospital Police Department, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Springboro Police Department and the Wright State University Police.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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