YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for Dennis “Rusty” Nagle, who is wanted for failure to register as a sex offender, escape and parole violations.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio Adult Parole Authority are also searching for Nagle.
In December 2006, Nagle pled guilty to attempted gross sexual imposition (GSI), after he confessed to sexually assaulting a 12 year old girl. Nagle was sentenced to five years of community control and required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
In January 2009, Nagle was arrested for failure to notify his change of address and violating his probation. In March 2009, he was sentenced to 20 months in prison but was released April 2010 on post release control and directed to report to the Volunteers of America in Mansfield, Ohio for treatment. Nagle never reported to the VOA, nor did he report to his parole officer in Mansfield, Ohio. For more than 3 years now Dennis Nagle has been on the run and has not registered as a sex offender anywhere in the United States.
The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) initiated a fugitive investigation on Nagle in December 2010 and conducted numerous interviews of his friends and family. Throughout the last three-plus years, investigators have determined that those friends and family members have lied and mislead investigators as to his whereabouts. In 2012, it was learned that for most of 2011, Dennis Nagle was living with a family member in Warren, Ohio, but other family members withheld that information.
Throughout 2013 the NOVFTF has received tips that Dennis Nagle has been seen in the Warren and Niles, Ohio areas, but the leads went nowhere. The U.S. Marshals Task Force is asking for assistance from the public to provide information as to Dennis Nagle’s current whereabouts. Someone knows where he is hiding and those who continue to harbor this wanted fugitive will be prosecuted accordingly, a press release stated.
The NOVFTF is also offering a significant reward for information that leads to Dennis Nagle’s arrest. Anyone with information is asked to call the Task Force at 1-866-4-WANTED. Tipsters may also text the keyword “WANTED” and send a tip to 847411 or visit the U.S. Marshals website. Tipsters may remain anonymous.