Fugitive captured in Strongsville, caught with body armor, loaded gun

CLEVELAND - The U.S. Marshals' Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force caught Isaiah P. Elias early Wednesday morning, wanted by numerous police departments in the Cleveland area. 

About 6 a.m., he was taken into custody at a home in the 20100 block of Lunn Avenue in Strongsville.  Elias was found hiding in a bedroom. According to a news release, "...officers recovered various drugs, ammunition, body armor, and a loaded gun."

Since the beginning of October, the news release detailed that Elias has racked up charges from the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for failing to appear for having weapons while under disability and tampering with evidence; Middleburg Heights Police Department for kidnapping and domestic violence; and the Cleveland Police Department for felonious assault.

Early this morning, members of the task force arrested Elias in the 20100 block of Lunn Ave. in Strongsville.  Elias was found hiding in a bedroom of the home.  Upon Elias’ arrest, officers recovered various drugs, ammunition, body armor, and a loaded gun. 

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in the release, “The arrest of this fugitive shows how important the relationship between the fugitive task force and the local law enforcement community can be.  Without the hard work and dedication of our local partners, and cooperation from the community, this fugitive would still be wreaking havoc in the Cleveland area and surrounding suburbs."

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 at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html

Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.


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