Fugitive wanted for domestic violence caught in West Salem

WEST SALEM, Ohio -- The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Montville and West Salem Police Departments, and Medina and Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, found and arrested Thomas Kellwood, 36, at about 3:30 this afternoon.

According to the U.S. Marshals, Kellwood has been wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Lodi Police Department after he was allegedly involved in a domestic dispute. 

Marshals say that, during the domestic incident Kellwood allegedly assaulted several members of his family, including two children under the age of 16.

Kellwood was featured as the Fugitive of the Week Monday and, according to the marshals, tips poured in regarding Kellwood’s possible whereabouts.

Early Tuesday morning, the marshals said members of the task force began searching the 11100 block of Stratton Road in West Salem for Kellwood.

The marshals said it was believed that Kellwood was hiding in a heavily wooded area.  After a few hours of searching, Kellwood was found hiding under a trailer.  He was arrested without further incident and transported to the Medina County jail., according to the U.S. Marshals.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, “Tips on this case came into the task force and officers acted immediately, without the strong community cooperation and the excellent partnership with local law enforcement agencies this fugitive may still be on the run.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833).

 You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip here.

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

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