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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SOFAST Task Force Arrests Convicted Illinois Sex Offender in Cincinnati



Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Marshal Pete Tobin is pleased to announce that during the evening hours of January 25, 2017 the U.S. Marshal’s Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested fugitive Quincy Ray for an outstanding warrant from the Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois.

Ray, 36, was wanted by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals’ Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force (GLRFTF). The warrant was assigned to the U.S. Marshals’ GLRFTF. Ray allegedly failed to register as a Sex Offender in the State of Illinois; investigators believed Ray then fled the State of Illinois. Ray was also believed to be a high ranking leader in the Black P Stones street gang from the Chicago, IL area. Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigators and U.S. Marshals’ GLRFTF received information Ray was in the Cincinnati, Ohio area and provided the possible location to U.S. Marshals’ SOFAST. The U.S. Marshals’ SOFAST in the Cincinnati Office was contacted and they quickly located Ray in the Kenwood Towne Centre parking lot area and arrested him on the outstanding charges. While investigating, a firearm was recovered at the scene.

Ray is currently in custody at the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and will soon be extradited back to Lake County, IL. Ray could face a new charge of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender from the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, Cincinnati, Ohio in the future.

Cincinnati’s SOFAST is a fugitive focused, U.S. Marshals Service-led task force consisting of local, state, and federal authorities including the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Colerain Township Police Department, Harrison Police Department, Newtown Police Department, St. Bernard Police and Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

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

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