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U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrest Sex Offender Wanted for Sex Crimes Against A Minor

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DAYTON, OH – The U.S. Marshals Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST), with assistance of the Dayton Police Department, have arrested Gerald Pendergrass III.

Pendergrass was wanted by the Dayton Police Department for charges including:

  • Unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
  • Importuning
  • Disseminating matter harmful to juveniles

During the morning hours of March 24, 2022, law enforcement was led to the intersection of Almond Ave and Greenleaf Drive in Dayton, OH where Pendergrass was taken into custody without incident.

Pendergrass now awaits his court appearance for the above charges.

U.S. Marshals SOFAST is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of the Dayton Police Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Springfield Police Department, Greene County Prosecutor’s Office, Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Perry Township Police Department, Springboro Police Department, United States Secret Service, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, West Carrollton Police Department, and the Xenia Police Department.

The U.S. Marshals Service is the nation’s primary fugitive hunting organization and captures more federal fugitives each year than all other law enforcement agencies combined.

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