Cleveland, OH - Yesterday members of the U.S. Marshals New York New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NYNJRFTF) arrested Carlos Perez, 26.Perez was wanted by the Cleveland Division of Police for homicide.
Carlos Perez and Kenneth Glueck, 39, were charged with the May 29 shooting of Kurt Lenz.Lenz was shot on West 49th St. near Denison Ave.
The three men were involved in a verbal argument which ended in gunfire and with Lenz being shot in the abdomen.
The investigation into the whereabouts of Glueck and Perez were turned over to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF).
After searching Cleveland and areas in Pennsylvania, Glueck surrendered to Cleveland Police a day after the homicide occurred.
Perez was featured as Fugitive of the Week two months after the homicide.
Late last week investigators were able to locate Perez, who was believed to be hiding in New York.
Members of the NYNJRFTF quickly acted on the information provided by investigators here in Ohio, and Perez was arrested without incident in a home in Mastic, New York.
Perez will remain in custody in New York until he can be extradited back to Ohio to face the pending charges against him.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Members of this task force and our counterparts across the country will work day and night to ensure that suspects like this are found no matter how far they try to run.”
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 send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html.
Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.
Photo Courtesy of Ohio Northern Fugitive Task Force
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