State News

November 29, 2012

Fugitive from Atlanta arrested after 17 years on the run

An Atlanta-area man officials said had been on the road for more than 17 years on an outstanding federal bail violation warrant out of the Northern District of Georgia was arrested Wednesday in Ohio.

According to a press release from the U.S. Marshals Service, Bandele A. Adeneye was arrested in a residential community in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

Adenye was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison after his arrest in 1994 by the U.S. Postal Service for theft and possession of stolen mail, according to the release. He was supposed to report to the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta in June 1995, officials said, but instead he began his life on the run.

“Adenye, a 44-year-old foreign born national, was able to avoid capture for 17 years while residing within the United States until several deputy U.S. marshals assigned to the Northern District of Georgia conducted an intensive investigation into the location of Adenye,” the release states. “Deputy U.S. marshals decided to reinvestigate and reanalyze every known aspect of Adenye’s life, and were able to find a possible suspect believed to be Adenye living in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, under a fictitious name.

“Deputies from Northern District of Georgia were able to positively identify the individual in Ohio as Adenye and asked for assistance from the Southern Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) to locate and arrest the fugitive. Investigators from the SOFAST Unit immediately sprang into action and arrested Adenye within 48 hours; thus, ending Adenye’s 17 years living on the run as a wanted fugitive.”

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