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Feds find fugitive in city

From A Staff Report Published: June 25, 2017 12:00 AM
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Cuyahoga Falls -- Federal agents on June 19 arrested a man in Cuyahoga Falls who was wanted on assault and sexual assault charges in Cuyahoga County.

Members of the U.S. Marshal's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested John Eskridge, 38, who was wanted by the Garfield Heights Police Department on charges of aggravated assault, domestic violence, and gross sexual imposition for a series of crimes he allegedly committed on Jan. 10. He was wanted by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for parole violations, with the underlying offenses of attempted murder and rape.

On Jan. 10, Eskridge allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and two of her teenage children and attempted to sexually assault one of them. He was featured as the task force's "Fugitive of the Week" at the end of February.

After four months of tracking Eskridge's movements, task force members discovered he was staying at a residence around the 3400 block of Prange Drive, where he was found and arrested in an upstairs bedroom. He also failed to report his change of address with the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office, based on the requirement he register as a sex offender, according to the U.S. Marshal's Service.


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