Fugitive wanted for 7 years arrested after appearing on TV

A sex offender who's been on the run for seven years was arrested Tuesday by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force after someone spotted him on Channel 3 News.

Tyrone Lamont Moses, 27, was arrested at a home in Cleveland.

He was wanted by the Richland County Sheriff's Office on an April 2007 indictment for failing to provide a change of address as a sex offender and for violating terms of his probation on an original charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

In 2006 he was convicted and sentenced to three years of probation with an 18-month prison sentence suspended.

Last week the Task Force received a tip that Moses was seen on Channel 3 News talking to WKYC Senior Political Correspondent Tom Beres about a shooting near MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed's proposal to "stop and frisk" to deter crime.

Watch the WKYC video of the story:

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On Tuesday, officers set up surveillance of the area and located Moses entering a home in the 2700 block of Woodbridge Avenue in Cleveland.

Moses was arrested without incident and taken to the Cuyahoga County Jail to await extradition to Richland County.

He may face additional charges for living on Woodbridge Avenue for several years without registering his address, according to U.S. Marshals.


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