The U.S. Marshals Youngstown Division of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is asking the public’s assistance to locate Eddie Lee Crook Jr.

Crook is listed among the U.S. Marshal’s “Top 5 Fugitive’ list issued Wednesday for an incident at Astro Shapes in Struthers earlier this month.

Crook, from Youngstown, is accused of assaulting a fellow employee at the Astro Shapes plant in Struthers on July 4.


Police charged the 28-year-old with felonious assault for an incident that allegedly occurred. 

According to a police report, officers were called to Astro Shapes at around 3 a.m. where they found a 33-year-old woman with blood on her face, hands, and shirt. Witnesses told police that Crook punched the woman in the face after she corrected him several times as she was training him to operate a machine at the plant.

The police report says Crook, who was from a temporary employment agency, left the plant after the incident.

The woman to the Mercy Hospital Trauma Unit for treatment of her injuries. A relative of the victim told police she required surgery for a broken jaw and face fracture.

Crook was out of prison on parole following a 2012 conviction for aggravated robbery.
Crook's description:
  • Name: Eddie Lee Crook Jr.
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: African American
  • Height: 5’07”
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Age: 28
  • Hair: Black
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Offense: Parole Violation, Felonious assault.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Crook can contact the U. S. Marshals Tipline by calling 1-866-4WANTED, or by texting keyword “WANTED” and tip to TIP411 (847411)

Anyone on the U.S. Marshals Violent Task Force list should be considered dangerous and not approached by members of the public.