Union County Sheriff’s Office Tracks Down Suspect Wanted in Union Assault, Robbery

Months of persistent detective work by a member of the Union County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit resulted in the arrest Tuesday of a man wanted for first degree armed robbery, burglary and aggravated assault in Union five months ago, Sheriff Joseph Cryan announced today.

Raymond Oliver of Irvington is accused of slashing a 35-year-old woman after forcing his way into a Chilton Place home on March 9 and demanding money.

According to Union Township police, Oliver, 53, fled the residence with $100 after cutting the victim with a box cutter. The woman received 13 stitches on her left hand. At the time, there was a warrant out for Oliver for failure to pay child support.

Sheriff’s Investigator George Gyure tracked Oliver to an address in Irvington, where he and members of the United States Marshals Service located the suspect this morning.

Oliver was arrested without incident and transported to the Union County Jail where he is being held without bail.

“Thanks to the outstanding detective work by Investigator Gyure, the Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals a very dangerous individual has been captured,” Sheriff Cryan said. “This arrest once again proves that our office doesn’t stop looking for fugitives.”