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Update | One of Akron's 'most dangerous individuals' arrested after failing to return to prison after being allowed to attend funeral

Joe Fletcher III was found hiding in the basement of an Akron home.

AKRON, Ohio — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has arrested one of Akron's "most dangerous" fugitives

Joe Fletcher III was arrested by officials at a home in the 700 block of Allyn Street in Akron Friday evening. Fletcher was found hiding in the basement of the home.  

Fletcher III had been on the run since a judge released him from jail - without any security measures - to attend his daughter’s funeral. 

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Prosecutors asked for U.S. Marshals to escort Fletcher, calling him a flight risk and a threat to the community. 

But for reasons unknown, Judge Solomon Oliver allowed Fletcher to leave prison Wednesday morning with his mother - no guards, no GPS.

Fletcher was supposed to return to jail by 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

He did not return. Instead, he’s once again, a dangerous fugitive.

On Thursday, we reported that 3News Investigates reached out to federal prosecutors and Judge Oliver. Neither of whom would comment.

After our story aired, the US Marshals announced a $5,000 reward Friday morning for information leading to Fletcher's arrest

A 29-year-old woman, with active warrants, was also arrested at the time of Fletcher III's arrest. 

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