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Reward offered for information leading to the arrest of two fugitives considered armed and dangerous

Posted: 8:37 PM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 00:37:49Z
2 men wanted, considered armed and dangerous
2 men wanted, considered armed and dangerous

Authorities need help finding two fugitives known to frequent Cleveland's west side who are considered armed and dangerous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of John Shear and Troy Roop, who officials believe are hiding together. Both men are wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for parole violations.

Shear, 37, was originally convicted for involuntary manslaughter, according to the task force. Authorities said he is wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office for aggravated vehicular assault, receiving a stolen vehicle, vandalism, criminal damaging and failing to appear on drug trafficking charges. His last known address was near the 2100 block of W. 81st Street in Cleveland, officials said.

Roop, 46, was originally convicted for aggravated assault, according to authorities. The task force said he is also wanted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office for aggravated robbery and failing to appear on drug trafficking charges. His last known address was in the 3100 block of W. 88th Street in Cleveland, authorities said.

Both men are known to frequent the west side including Storer Avenue, Denison Avenue, W. 54th Street, W. 61st Street and the 3300 block of Roehl Avenue, according to the task force.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED, or text the word "wanted" and "tip" to TIP411 (847411).