Northern Ohio's most-wanted sex offenders list named 'Agonizing 8'

CLEVELAND - The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitives Task Force has listed eight fugitives as its most-wanted sex offenders.

The 'Agonizing 8' are wanted for sexual assault, rape, weapons charges and for failing to register.

Two have been arrested since the list was released Monday, Nov. 4.

Click through the gallery to the left for mug shots.

Cameron Thompson was arrested Nov. 6. He is a Canton area fugitive wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Thompson is required to register as a sex offender due to a sexual assault conviction of a 16-year-old female.

Dennis Nagle is a Mansfield area fugitive wanted for failure to register and escape. Nagle was convicted of attempted gross sexual imposition and ordered to report to a half-way house treatment center. Nagle failed to report to the treatment center and has been on the run since March of 2010.

Dawn Smith is a Toledo area fugitive wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Smith was convicted of corruption of a minor in 2007. As a result of her conviction, Smith was required to register as a sex offender. Smith's victim was under 13 years old. 

Juan Plass is a Painesville area fugitive wanted for sexual assault. Plass allegedly forced his way into the home of a female victim and sexually assaulted her.

Jeffrie Goree is an Akron area fugitive wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. Goree was convicted of gross sexual imposition and as a result of his conviction, he was required to register as a convicted sex offender. Goree is no longer living at his last known address and he did not update authorities of his move.

William Torres is a Cleveland area fugitive wanted for 18 counts of Rape and 6 counts of kidnapping. Investigators believe Torres may have fled the State of Ohio in order to avoid capture.

Dwayne Taylor is an Elyria area fugitive wanted for weapons offenses and failure to register as a sex offender. Taylor was convicted of sexual battery and as a result of his conviction, he was required to register as a convicted sex offender. Taylor is believed to be in the Elyria/Cleveland area.     

Thomas Wilson of Youngstown was arrested Nov. 4. Wilson was arrested at a landfill in Poland Township. A long-haul trucker, Wilson was arrested in the sleeper cab of his semi-truck as he waited for the landfill to open. A warrant had been issued for Wilson's arrest out of the Mahoning County Court and it charges Wilson with three counts of gross sexual imposition on three underage children. The NOVFTF had been searching for Wilson for two weeks but due to the nature of his job, he was difficult to pin down since he was frequently absent from the area. Members of the Task Force surrounded the sleeper cab of Wilson's truck and blocked it in with their cars to prevent him from attempting to flee. He was arrested without incident and is currently in the Mahoning County Jail.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of a known fugitive is encouraged to contact the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED or text keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments