Task force arrests federal fugitive in Trumbull County


WARREN — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has captured a fugitive from Youngstown who was living in Farmdale in northern Trumbull County.

Christopher Williams, 31, was who was featured as one of the task force’s original “Dangerous Dozen” in May, was also named as one of the most-wanted fugitives in Warren during last summer’s Violence and Gun Reduction and Interdiction operation.

He was taken into custody peacefully Wednesday. Williams was wanted because of a federal indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

V-GRIP was organized by Peter J. Elliott, U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio. It was credited with reducing violent crime in Warren and Youngstown last summer.

Investigators began receiving tips last summer that Williams had fled Warren because of increased police presence and was living in the county somewhere north of Warren.

Further investigation pinpointed his location to a small house in the 4000 block of state Route 87. Williams is in federal custody pending an arraignment in U.S. District Court.

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