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LAKEWOOD -- A violent fugitive wanted by South Euclid police was arrested early Thursday in Lakewood.

According to the U.S. Marshals' Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, Carl Hampton Jr., 28, had been wanted for felonious assault.

The task force discovered details of a rental car Hampton was driving and, with the help of Lakewood police, located the car in the 18800 block of Detroit Extension at 1 a.m. Marshals set up surveillance and narrowed their search to one apartment building.

After several hours, Hampton realized he was surrounded and was taken into custody in the building's lobby. He was then transported to the South Euclid Police Department.

Hampton's charges stem from an assault on Dec. 20 in which Hampton allegedly beat up Eugene Warren, 34, after an argument. Warren died a week later from his injuries.

"The patience and perseverance of the members of the task force paid off in full with the apprehension of Hampton," U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot said in a statement. "Their dedication got another violent fugitive off the street."