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ASHTABULA -- Members of the U.S. Marshals-led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of the Ashtabula Police Department, arrested Benjamin Genovese, 35, at the home of a family member on Joseph Street in Ashtabula.

Benjamin was wanted by the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office for larceny, by the Mentor Police Department for felony larceny, by the Polk County Florida Sheriff's Office for felony larceny, by the Florida Department of Corrections for a probation violation, and by the Woodford County Kentucky Sheriff's Office for failure to pay child support.

Genovese was taken to the Mentor City Jail to await his local court appearances and both Kentucky and Florida authorities initiated procedures to have Genovese extradited to face their charges.

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, "Genovese is a career criminal with an extensive criminal history in five states and this arrest will put a halt to his most recent crime spree."

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or Text keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411).

Anyone can view wanted fugitives from Northern Ohio by visiting the U.S. Marshal's website.

Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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