Two men wanted in Lorain County on sex charges are in jails in other states after fleeing Ohio with the fugitive task force in pursuit.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott announced Monday the arrest of Tyler Stanislawski, 21, and Nicholas Ukpeh, 21.
Authorities wanted Stanislawski since Aug. 2 for two counts of rape.
After an investigation by the Elyria Police Department, the case was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force for apprehension and it was determined that Stanislawski left Ohio.
Authorities arrested Stanislawski late on Aug. 10 in the area of Golf Road in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, where he will stay until he can be extradited back to Lorain County.
Ukpeh has been wanted since July 27 for rape with a victim under the age of 13.
After the case was turned over to the NOVFTF, it was also determined that Uhpek also fled the state. Information was sent to the U.S. Marshals in Manchester, Connecticut and Ukpeh was arrested within 5 days of the information being provided to officials in Connecticut.
He will also remain in custody until he can be extradited back to Ohio to face his charges here.
“Through cooperative efforts such as this, dangerous fugitives who prey on others or pose a threat to the community can be quickly apprehended,” Elliott said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411).
Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available.