WOOSTER -- A 54-year-old Wooster man has been arrested for the alleged assault of a MSNBC reporter who was covering Hurricane Ida on Aug. 30 in Gulfport, Miss.
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott and Wayne County Sheriff Travis Hutchinson on Thursday announced the arrest of wanted fugitive Benjamin Dagley, 54.
Dagley was wanted by the Gulfport Police Department for assault and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department for a probation violation.
It's alleged Dagley confronted MSNBC news reporter Shaquille Brewster while he was doing live coverage of Hurricane Ida in Gulfport. The Gulfport Police Department charged Dagley with two counts of assault, one count of disturbance of the peace and one count of violation of emergency curfew.
On Thursday, members of the U.S. Marshals violent fugitive task force arrested Dagley in a shopping plaza on Greene Boulevard in Dayton, Ohio.
Task force members received information Dagley was still driving in his white truck bearing an Ohio license plate. Task force members located the truck in the parking lot and subsequently arrested him after watching him exit a store in the shopping plaza.
“Due to assistance provided by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, our task force members were able to track this fugitive from Mississippi to his arrest location in Dayton," Elliott said.
"This violent fugitive was attempting to flee from his charges in Gulfport but the swift work of our task force members resulted in a timely arrest," Elliott said.
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.