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Detroit's Most Wanted Captured: James Krancevic arrested on Detroit's east side

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 09:40:21-04

A man with a long history of domestic violence has been arrested on Detroit's east side.

James Krancevic was taken into police custody after being featured on Detroit's Most Wanted, thanks to a viewer tip.

With more than seven charges of domestic violence, the registered sex offender took off, landing at the top of the U.S. Marshals Most Wanted list.

It’s a story police have heard over and over again: women abused at the hands of 66-year-old Krancevic.

“His live-in girlfriend was pregnant and at some point an argument ensued and he assaulted her,” said Deputy Justin Efthemiou with the U.S. Marshals DFAT.

But Krancevic’s pregnant girlfriend was only one of his many victims in his decades of domestic abuse spanning more than 20 years the crimes only getting worse with each woman he met.

“He tied his girlfriend down and assaulted her with a box cutter and a belt, whipped her numerous times with the belt, then he sexually assaulted her,” Efthemiou said.

That 2005 conviction of rape, assault and strangulation also landed Krancevic on the sex offender registry.