Beacon Journal staff report
CANTON: The Canton division of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a sex offender listed on its “Agonizing 8” most wanted sex offender list.
Authorities arrested Cameron Thompson on Wednesday after receiving a tip as to his location two days after the NOVFTF released the list. Officers found him at a residence on Marsden Avenue Southwest where the was hiding in a bedroom closet under a pile of clothing.
Thompson was transported to the Stark County Jail without further incident.
Thompson was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender. He is required to register as a sex offender due to a conviction for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female.
The Canton division of the NOVFTF is composed of several federal, state and local agencies.
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 by texting keyword WANTED and tip to TIP411 (847411). Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.