There are more than 300,000 open arrest warrants in the state of Ohio.
Many cases stay open for years and are forgotten as the state's criminal justice system struggles to keep up with the thousands of new warrants filed each day.
Among these are thousands of warrants filed for violent crimes, and when these warrants remain unserved the suspects linger on the streets, increasing the risk of someone else being harmed or killed. Law enforcement officials across the nation said this is their biggest fear when they don't have the resources to track someone down.
In Ohio, arrest warrants, including the ones for violent crime, aren't entered into statewide or national databases, meaning that if police encounter a fugitive, they may not even know they are wanted.