U.S. Marshal Rodney Hartzell is offering a twin billing as the Fugitive of the Week for March 6, 2011. Damen Abitua and Michael Ewing are partners in crime that Marshal Hartzell and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force want back in custody.
Abitu and Ewing are not strangers to the task force or local law enforcement. Both were recently released from prison.
Shortly after their release, the pair, along with a third accomplice, hired a driver to follow their intended victim. When they caught up with him, they beat him so badly he will need plastic surgery to restore his face.
Marshal Hartzell thinks the pair is still somewhere in the Toledo area and hiding out together. "They're together and they're on the run," said Hartzell.
They are wanted for the assault as well as parole violations. Hartzell is eager to get them off the streets. "They didn't learn their lesson and their going back [to prison]."
If you know where either or both can be found, contact the task force at 1-866-4WANTED. You can remain anonymous and you may receive a cash reward.