MANSFIELD — Matthew Hoak is no stranger to the Richland County division of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.
“We’re familiar with him because we had dealings with him early on in 2010, when we were looking for him on other charges,” Sgt. Tim Shook said.
Hoak was indicted in June on a charge of having weapons under disability. His criminal history includes theft, drug and weapons charges.
“We have checked different locations and believe he may be in the Shelby area and possibly running with someone by the nickname of ‘Bee,’ ” Shook said.
Hoak is 5 feet, 9 inches and weighs 175 pounds. He has blond hair and green eyes.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the task force at 419-774-3565 or 866-4-WANTED.
People also can text the keyword “WANTED” and send a tip to 847411, or go to a at www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/fugitives. Reward money is available, but tipsters also can remain anonymous.
“Most Wanted” is a weekly feature of the News Journal.