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      U.S. Marshals arrest a Painesville man wanted for several counts of rape

      Melvin Allen, 29, was taken in to custody after a SWAT search to find him.

      U.S. Marshals arrest a Painesville man wanted for several counts of rape after a year of searching for him.

      Lead investigators said the public??s tips helped find 29-year-old Melvin Allen at a house with his girlfriend on White Street in Cleveland. Investigators said officials went to the house during Fourth of July holiday, but said Allen refused to talk to them.

      SWAT team found him hiding in the attic three hours later according to officials.

      Allen was taken in to custody and turned over to detectives from Painesville Police Department.Allen faces three counts of rape, burglary, and gross sexual imposition.