Erdal Ozevin, the Turkish national, who entered a home in Clermont County this past week and assaulted a female resident, was taken into custody without incident this morning at a residence in Mt. Washington - Hamilton County by agents of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Apprehension Task Force with assistance from the Department Of Homeland Security.
Ozevin is being held in Clermont County for the following charges:
1. One count of Aggravated Burglary (felony 1st degree)
2. One count of Kidnapping (felony 1st degree)
3. A holder from The Department Of Homeland Security
I want to acknowledge the diligent work of our Deputies who worked cooperatively with other area law enforcement agencies for an expeditious apprehension of this dangerous subject.
Ozevin will have a bond hearing later today or tomorrow in Clermont County Municipal Court. You should contact the Municipal Court Clerk’s Office for scheduling information.
On Friday, December 9th at approx 5 p.m. the Clermont County Communications Center received a 911 call indicating an adult female had been attacked in her home in Batavia Township, Clermont County, after coming home from work.
She pulled into her attached garage and as she entered the laundry room she was attacked by an unknown male who placed a bag over her head and bound her legs with tape. She was struck several times in the head and face and attempted to fight off her attacker but did not get a look at him because she had the bag over her head. The attacker did not say anything during the encounter. She struggled and broke free from the attacker who fled the scene.
The victim went to her neighbor’s house for assistance. She received cuts and bruises, was treated at Anderson Mercy Hospital, and then transferred to University Hospital for further evaluation. She was kept overnight and released the next day.
Based upon evidence collected at the scene, follow up, and interviews, Clermont County Sheriff’s Investigators identified the perpetrator, a Turkish national who is in the U.S. on a VISA . He has been charged with Aggravated Burglary and Kidnapping, felonies of the 1st degree (see BOLO information here).
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of the subject should contact the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office at 513-732-7510 or 513-732-7545.