The Hunt with John Walsh Viewers Help U.S. Marshals Capture Fugitive

By A.J. Katz 

A fugitive named Dino Curcio was taken into custody yesterday by the U.S. Marshals Service in Chicago at around 4 pm ET, just days after he was profiled during the season four premiere of HLN’s The Hunt with John Walsh.

Curcio is an alleged rapist who forced his 17-year-old victim to marry him. He was wanted by the Boulder, Colorado Police Department on charges of sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust. A warrant for his arrest had been issued on April 20, 2012, and after being unable to locate him, The Marshals in the District of Colorado had adopted a fugitive investigation in January 2014.

After Sunday night’s episode aired, more than a dozen tips were received by The Hunt Tip Line.  Two of the tips received by the U.S. Marshals were developed into information that placed Curcio in Deer Park, Illinois, a town about 40 miles northwest of Chicago. The Marshals in Denver sent an urgent collateral lead to the Marshals Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, and task force members responded to the address, located Curcio and took him into custody without incident.

One episode, one fugitive captured. Not a bad start to season four of The Hunt.