Rape Suspect Arrested by U.S. Marshals in North Dakota

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FORT SMITH, Ark. (News release) – A man wanted for rape in Franklin County was arrested Monday in North Dakota by U.S. Marshals. 

Cory Oxford, 26, was wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for two Counts of Rape and Transportation of a Minor for Prohibited Sexual Conduct.  

On January 5, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office met with Deputy United States Marshals to request assistance in locating and apprehending Cory Oxford.  

Oxford had been wanted since July 2016.  

After several months of investigation, and through a close partnership with Franklin County, the U. S. Marshals Western Arkansas Fugitive Task Force tracked Oxford to North Dakota.  Oxford is believed to have fled to North Dakota after learning of the charges.

On March 12, Oxford was arrested in Bismarck, North Dakota without incident.  He is currently being held at the Burleigh County Jail located in North Dakota.  He currently awaits extradition back to Franklin County, Arkansas where he will face his charges.  

For more information about the United States Marshals Service, visit www.usmarshals.gov.

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