July 29, 2014

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Reward offered for information on Elyria fugitive

Joseph Stevenson

Joseph Stevenson

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is offering a reward for information leading to the capture of an Elyria fugitive.

Joseph Stevenson, 26, is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and Elyria police for aggravated burglary, domestic violence and unlawful restraint.

Stevenson allegedly entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment through an unlocked door on Oct. 23, and began yelling at her, then choked her and threw her to the ground, according to a release from the task force.

Stevenson also allegedly stole her phone so she couldn’t call for help, and he would not let her leave the apartment, according to the release. The victim managed to escape to a neighbor’s, where she called police.

Stevenson, who is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, is believed to be hiding somewhere in Elyria. He has a previous address near the 1800 block of Middle Avenue in Elyria.

Anyone with information on Stevenson’s whereabouts is asked to contact the task force at 1-866-4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and tip to 847411 (tip411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

  • golfingirl

    No comment. I don’t want to be perceived as a racist.

    Now if he would white, I would offer my condemnation regardless of his caucasian race.

    Wonder how much the reward is?

    • bdid.d

      Two rocks…

      • golfingirl

        Plus whatever contraband he has in his pockets when captured.

  • Sis Delish

    Simple search of his Voter I.D. or Social Security Number should reveal where he’s working, no?

    • golfingirl

      Increase the reward, and he will be found!

      • Godfather

        Why don’t you donate some cash to the reward pool.

        Since you care SO much.

        • golfingirl

          Can’t give any right now. Just paid a huge tax bill yesterday to support freeloaders such as yourself.

          But I am willing to lend them by S&W 1911sc, or any of the other firearms in my collection.

    • Mark B

      HAHAHAHAAH now that’s funny .

      • Godfather

        HAHAHAHAAH now that’s funny .

    • Razorback Twou

      What in the Hell makes you think he works? Probably hasn’t worked a day in his life.

  • Mark B

    Instead of a Cash reward , offer a reward of Crack Or Heroin and he will be caught within the hour ..

  • Melanie Fields

    He does work, and there is three sides to every story and this is hers.

    • golfingirl

      I agree, however a long criminal past does not lend itself to a lot of credibility when it comes to telling your side of the story.

      Plus the fact we can’t even hear his side, because he is a fugitive from the law.

      • Godfather

        So, in other words, he is guilty, in your eyes.

        Thats all we need to know.

        Thanks!

  • SniperFire

    ‘ with black hair and brown eyes’
    Thanks. That really narrows it down.

    • Godfather

      Racist.

      • SniperFire

        Are you one of those who thinks facts are racist, or do you just find that playing victim gets you more free stuff?

        • Jenna Taella

          “godfather” is a troll.

          he will say anything to get a reaction out of people.

          ignore this idiot

          • golfingirl

            Would give you 100 up votes for that comment if I could.

      • Starryeyes63

        Sticks and stones may break our bones, But hollow points explode on impact!

  • Sis Delish

    Either his guilt made him run, or he is just cashing in on FreeQuent Travel Miles… which is it, Godfather?

  • Godfather

    Time for you to get off the computer.

    Mother is calling.

    Bedtime.

  • golfingirl

    My mother is deceased.

    Thanks for reminding me.