Ohio fugitive found in River Falls

Published 12:10 am Friday, October 5, 2018

Wanted for kidnapping and robbery charges

A man the Ohio Department of Corrections listed as wanted and dangerous was apprehended near River Falls early Thursday morning.

Dedrick Moreland, 37, was wanted in Ohio for violation the conditions of his parole supervision, according to the state’s DOC website.

He was sentenced to five years in Ohio state prisons in 2012 for three counts of aggravated robbery in Montgomery County, Ohio.

Greg Jackson said area law enforcement agencies, including the U.S. Marshal Service, the Covington County Drug Task Force and the Covington County Incident Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence off U.S. Hwy. 84 West near River Falls at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Jackson works with both the marshals and the DTF.

In addition to his parole violation, he was wanted in Montgomery County for kidnapping, aggravated robbery, and having weapons under a disability, according to Miami Valley Crime Stoppers. His criminal history included charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. His Ohio bond is $1 million in cash.

“He had been on the run since September of last year,

Been on the run since September of last year, Jackson said. A citizen’s tip called in to the Covington County E-911 led to an investigation and his subsequent arrest. He is being held in the Covington County Jail as a fugitive of justice.

Cierra Beasley also was arrested at the home and charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana.