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Five new names added to Dangerous Dozen list of most wanted fugitives in Northeast Ohio

Posted at 11:13 AM, Feb 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-13 18:13:13-05

The U.S. Marshals have added five new names to the Dangerous Dozen list of the most wanted criminals in Northeast Ohio. They are considered to be the most dangerous fugitives in the area. 

"We call them the worst of the worst. We want them off the streets as soon as possible," said Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Brian Fitzgibbon.

Five fugitives have been caught, so there are new faces on the Dangerous Dozen poster. Clarence Bennett, the man police believe killed Darryl Howard, is on that list.

With tears streaming down her face, Evette Howard talked about her brother.

"Every day I think about my brother, from the time I get up until the time I go to bed," she said

It was August when Darryl Howard and his long time girlfriend were leaving an east side bar. Windy Logan said he tried to break up a fight. That's when gunshots were fired into the crowd. Logan was hit, Howard was killed.

"It's hard, he was the love of my life," said Logan. 

While Evette Howard and Windy Logan look for closure, The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force members are looking for Clarence Bennett. 

"We really want him off the street," said Fitzgibbon. 

The U.S. Marshals Service is hoping money talks. There is reward money for each man on the Dangerous Dozen list. Tips can remain anonymous.  

Here are the recent additions:

  • Clarence Bennet — Wanted for a homicide case from August 2017. Bennet allegedly shot at a group of people standing outside a bar in Cleveland. One person died and four others were injured in the shooting. Police say Bennet has ties to the Cleveland area.
  • Courtney Ware — Wanted for an assault that took place last November. According to authorities, Ware allegedly beat a woman unconscious in Mansfield. He has ties to the Richland County area.
  • Elijah Butler — Wanted for parole and drug trafficking violations in connection with a robbery. He has ties to the Akron area.
  • Demarkus Hodge — Wanted for violating supervised release protocols stemming from a federal conviction in which he failed to register as a sex offender for raping a child. He has ties to Lorain, Ohio and Buffalo, New York.
  • Christopher Terry — Wanted by police for raping a person at gunpoint. Terry has ties to Canton and New Philadelphia.

Everyone appearing on the list should be considered dangerous. The public is advised not to approach these individuals. If anyone knows the whereabouts of these wanted people, they are asked to call 1-866-4WANTED or text WANTED and a tip to 847411 (TIP411). All tips can be anonymous.

To see the entire Dangerous Dozen list click here.