Akron, OH – Jason Conrad, the inmate that escaped custody yesterday afternoon has been arrested.
Early in the day yesterday, Jason Conrad was being transported by a Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy to a medical appointment at an office near White Pond Ave. and Interstate 77. During the transport Conrad was able to escape and fled into a wooded area. Numerous law enforcement agencies responded to the area to assist in the search throughout the afternoon and evening.
The investigation was turned over to the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) yesterday afternoon. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force followed up on dozens of tips and conducted numerous interviews to try and locate Conrad.
This morning, the task force received information that Conrad was traveling on a bike in the area of Aqueduct St. and Market St. Officers from the task force, Akron Police Department, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol aviation unit responded to the area. Conrad was spotted on the train tracks and after a brief foot pursuit he was taken into custody.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “Safety in the communities we serve is one of the most important parts of our jobs. Knowing this fugitive is off the streets makes the city of Akron a safer place and the U.S. Marshals Service will not give up searching until fugitives like this are behind bars.”
Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous. Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force - Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies: The United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Reminderville Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Tallmadge Police Department, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.