The U.S. Marshals Service in Lubbock, Texas, said it arrested David Ramos Contreras, 28, who was wanted by the Bowling Green Police on two counts of rape and two counts of kidnapping of two underage girls.
Bowling Green Police also charged Arnulfo Ramos (age unknown) and Juan Garcia Rios Adiel, 19, with rape and kidnapping on July 2 in connection with the same incident.
Information was developed placing Contreras in Lubbock, Texas, after investigators for the U.S. Marshals Service and Bowling Green Police followed leads and tips developed over the last two days.
Contreras was found hiding under a bed at an address in the 1600 block of 21st Street in Lubbock. He will be extradited to Ohio to face the charges.
According to the U.S. Marshals, Contreras was deported back in October 2017. When he re-entered into the U.S. has not yet been confirmed.
U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of Ohio Pete Elliott stated, "The diligent and dedicated work of our fugitive task force, along with the U.S. Marshals in Lubbock, and our local partners enabled this arrest to happen quickly and safely. We know the hard work will continue until the other two suspects are apprehended. Our thoughts are with the victims of these heinous crimes."
Bowling Green Police say four men are accused of sexually assaulting and holding 13- and 14-year-old sisters against their will on June 28 at the Days Inn off Wooster Street. One man is in custody.
Police say that the girls got away from their captors at the Days Inn, which is where the men also were staying. Their mother and stepfather rushed the girls to Wood County Hospital to be examined, and that's when emergency room personnel contacted the Bowling Green Police Division.
Search warrants were served at the Days Inn and based on evidence uncovered, they were able to identify four suspects in the alleged attack.
Simon Juan Thomas, 24, of Guatemala, has been arrested and charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and is being held on $50,000 bond, with 100 percent required.
The current whereabouts of Ramos and Adiel are still unknown, but BG police believe they left the Bowling Green area. The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force and Bowling Green Police are seeking assistance from the public in locating these two suspects. Ramos previously lived in Texas while Adiel lived in Florida.
Complicating the investigation is that the men are not U.S. citizens and police say they all had fake ID cards and documentation. Police are asking the public to take a look at their pictures, as they are not 100 percent certain these are the men's legal names.
Contreras is reported to be from Mexico. Police say Adiel had a U.S. Permanent Resident ID card out of Fellsmere, Florida, with a listed date of birth as Sept. 13, 1998, but the card was later determined to be fake.
The men were in the area working; two worked as dry wallers and one worked at Greenline Foods on Dixie Highway. They were said to be staying at the same Days Inn on Wooster as the mother and girls.
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). Tipsters may remain anonymous and a cash reward may be available.
The U.S. Marshals Service is currently offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of the remaining two fugitives.