The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force took Anthony “Face” Willis into custody earlier this week
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force captured a wanted fugitive—and amateur rapper—early Wednesday morning. Anthony “Face” Willis, 32, was wanted for attempted murder and for failing to appear on an earlier felonious assault charge. Willis was featured on Patch sites as the task force’s fugitive of the week for Dec. 3. Apparently, Willis was pretty confident that he wouldn’t get caught. According to a release from the task force, he published a rap song called “On the Run” on YouTube last month. The video includes lots of explicit language, a gun and suspected use of narcotics. Children are also featured in the video with Willis. “It is always more satisfying to capture a fugitive that believes they can’t be found,” U.S. Marshal…
Anthony “Face” Willis has a criminal history that includes transporting children for prostitution.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Jason Lea
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force -- which recently expanded to include Lake County -- is looking for information on Anthony "Face" Willis, the task force’s fugitive of the week. Willis is wanted for attempted murder by the U.S. Marshals and the East Cleveland Police Department, according to a release from the task force. Willis allegedly shot at an individual after a neighborhood disagreement in June, hitting the person multiple times. Willis is thought to have fired a total of nine shots during that fight. He has a “lengthy criminal history,” the release notes, including time in federal prison for taking underage children across state lines to take part in prostitution. Willis, 31, is about 5’11” and 210 pounds. He’s bald …