Two men wanted on rape charges in Lorain County were arrested earlier this month in Tennessee and Connecticut, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.
Tyler Stanislawski was wanted since August 2 for two counts of rape in Lorain County, the U.S. Marshals Service news release states. After an investigation by the Elyria Police Department, the case was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. It was determined that Stanislawski had recently fled the state.
During the late night hours of August 10, Stanislawski was safely taken into custody in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, due to a cooperative effort by the U.S. Marshals NOVFTF, Elyria Police Department, and U.S. Marshals Service Office in Tennessee, the release states. Stanislawski will be held in custody in Pigeon Force until he can be extradited back to Ohio.
Nicholas Ukpeh was wanted since July 27 for rape with a victim under the age of 13, the release continues. After the case was turned over to the NOVFTF, it was determined that Uhpek was no longer in the state. Information was sent to U.S. Marshals in Manchester, Connecticut, and Ukpeh was arrested within five days. He will also remain in custody in Connecticut until he can be extradited back to Ohio.
“Through cooperative efforts such as this, dangerous fugitives who prey on others or pose a threat to the community can be quickly apprehended,” said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott.