CLEVELAND — U.S. Marshals from the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) have captured a suspect wanted for several felonies, including assault on a police officer.
According to a release, NOVFTF task force members arrested 35-year-old Alex Serrano on Thursday in Cleveland.
The search for Serrano started on September 12 in Sandusky, when a burglary and felonious assault stabbing took place in the 1400 block of Campbell Street. The victim was hospitalized, while Serrano was eventually identified as the suspect.
Around a week after warrants were issued for Serrano's arrest, he was identified as the suspect in a hit-and-run incident involving an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper in Ravenna. When the trooper approached Serrano's vehicle, authorities say he backed into the trooper before leaving the scene at over 100 miles per hour.
The capture of Serrano happened at a house in the 3400 block of Bosworth Avenue in Cleveland. As law enforcement spoke with another occupant in the home, Serrano tried to hide. Task force officers found Serrano hiding in the house's attic and arrested him without incident.
“This suspect has no regard for the lives of our community members or our law enforcement officers, which is clear by the crimes he is accused of committing. The communities in northern Ohio are safer now with this suspect off the streets," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot in a statement.
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.