Ohio fugitive from Shelby County is apprehended in western Indiana

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An Ohio fugitive, on the run for four years from a rape charge in Shelby County involving a child, is in custody in western Indiana and is waiting to be brought back to Ohio, the Shelby Police Department said Friday.

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Todd Freeman, 42, was arrested Thursday afternoon outside Sullivan County, Indiana, by the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Regional Task Force, ending his run as a fugitive.

The marshals acted on tips derived from an anonymous source through the Sidney Police Department.

In September 2018, a Shelby County grand jury returned an indictment accusing Freeman on one count of rape for engaging in a sex act involving a girl under the age of 13, according to court records. Freeman fled the county immediately after the warrant was issued.

Freeman is in the Sullivan County Jail, Indiana, awaiting extradition.

If you have any information about the case against Freeman, you are asked to contact the Sidney Police Department at 937-498-8777 or Crime Stoppers at 937-492-8477 (TIPS).