Fugitive wanted in Ohio is arrested; two still at-large
TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) -- One of the fugitives wanted for kidnapping and rape in Bowling Green has been captured.
Authorities said the man was tracked down thanks to people calling in tips.
28-year-old David Ramos Contreras was found by the U.S. Marshals service hiding under a bed in a Lubbock, Texas home on Thursday afternoon.
He was wanted by the Bowling Green Police Department for the alleged kidnapping and rape of two sisters ages 13 and 14 years old.
"The nature of the crimes are heinous," said Alex Rutter, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal, Northern District of Ohio. "Everybody feels for the victims when they see this and hear this."
The alleged crime is said to have happened at the Days Inn on Wooster Street in Bowling Green where the teens were staying with their mother.
Authorities were able to find the fugitive after investigators followed leads and tips developed over the last two days.
"As we looked into it further we found some connections to family members and so forth down there and were able to reach out to the U.S. Marshals in Lubbock, Texas," said Rutter.
But they are giving credit to those individuals that contacted them with tips.
"It can’t be more important for people to see something and say something. I think sometimes people don’t realize that sometimes the smallest of details will eventually crack a case for us," said Rutter.
And they can’t stress how crucial every bit of information can be.
"It’s extremely important for people to call in and let us know any little tip, sometimes people feel like those tips are minor and don’t mean anything but in the grand scheme of things in these cases even the smallest amount of information means a lot to us," said Rutter.
Contreras will be extradited back to Ohio to face his charges of two counts of kidnapping and two counts of rape in Bowling Green.
Now they search will continue for the two other most wanted suspects in the case, Arnulfo Ramos and Juan Garcia Rios Adiel.
"There are still two wanted fugitives out there who we are actively searching for. There is a reward for their arrest so we encourage people if they see anything if they know anything please call in."
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of these fugitives is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at: 1-866-4-WANTED or text keyword WANTED and the tip to TIP411 (847411).