CAPTURED: FBI TASK FORCE, BOARDMAN P.D. SEEK ARREST OF EDWARD THOMAS FOR ROBBERY

UPDATE/CAPTURED: EDWARD THOMAS was apprehended on January 22, 2014, by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force with substantial assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol. THOMAS was taken to the Mahoning County Justice Center (jail) where he was turned over Sheriff Deputies pending trial.

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FUGITIVE LAVELLE STANLEY CAPTURED TONIGHT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN YOUNGSTOWN

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FBI NOTE:  The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF); the Youngstown, Ohio Police Department (YPD); and the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team (CRT) arrested fugitive LAVELLE STANEY after a stand-off this evening (12/16) at a residence on the one-hundred block of Lauderdale Avenue, Youngstown.   Stanley was sought by the Youngstown, Ohio Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force for an Arrest Warrant issued in Mahoning County, Ohio, charging aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault with firearm specifications and being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm. The warrant was issued based on STANLEY’s participation in a November 15, 2013, homicide in Youngstown.

LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFER REWARD FOR STANLEY CAPTURE

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Youngstown, Ohio — The FBI Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF) and the Youngstown Police Department (YPD) are continuing an investigation related to the November 15th homicide and felonious assault in Youngstown, Ohio. The YPD Homicide unit is the lead agency in the investigation with the FBI Task Force assisting in the fugitive investigation of LAVELLE STANLEY, who is wanted in connection to the incident. The FBI is now offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of STANLEY. 

STANLEY is being sought by the Youngstown, Ohio Police Department and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force for an Arrest Warrant issued in Mahoning County, Ohio, charging aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault with firearm specifications and being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm. The warrant was issued related to a homicide in Youngstown on November 15, 2013. STANLEY should be considered  Armed & Extremely Dangerous.

If you have information related to the whereabouts of STANLEY contact your local police department or the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force at 330-333-1TIP.

 

Any assistance by the public in locating STANLEY is kept strictly confidential.

George Wilkins III Indicted for Heroin, Cocaine Trafficking

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Youngstown, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force (LETF), an area drug trafficking-focused task force, arrested George Wilkins III, 40, of McClure Street in Struthers for large scale heroin and cocaine trafficking.  Wilkins III was held at the Mahoning County Justice Center (jail) after he was arrested in August.

Recently, Wilkins III was indicted by a Mahoning County, Ohio, grand jury on two counts of possession of heroin, two counts of possession of cocaine, and a single count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity. Wilkins III has an October 23, 2013, pretrial date before Judge Maureen Sweeney in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

Wilkins III stop was the result of a drug investigation conducted by the Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Task Force in Youngstown.

Read more at Vindy.com.

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