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WOODBURY— Officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office have arrested a Deptford man wanted on sexual battery charges in Virginia and  two other men who failed to appear in Superior Court in Woodbury on local criminal charges.

Taken into custody Feb. 23 in the unit block of Bruce Drive in Deptford was Daniel G. Simon, 57.  He was indicted on two counts of sexual battery on Dec. 17 stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred Jan. 4, 1982.

The Camden Division of  the U.S. Marshals Service received a lead from its Capital Area counterpart on Simon’s whereabouts. Marshals and a member of the Prosecutor’s Fugitive Investigations Unit arrested him at his residence. He is being held in default of $200,000 bail pending an extradition hearing.

Arrested Feb. 24 in the unit block of Costill Avenue in Clayton was Joshua A. Ellis, 22, of Pitman.

A bench warrant was issued when Ellis failed to appear in Superior Court on Aug. 18 for sentencing after pleading guilty to a theft that happened in Pitman in 2012.

Ellis was turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department and is being held without bail. Clayton police assisted in the arrest.

Also apprehended on Feb. 24 was Phillip L. Fiorella, 32, of Clayton at his workplace in Logan Township.

He failed to appear for a pre-sentence interview after pleading guilty on Jan. 9 to a charge of heroin possession in Pitman.

Fiorella was turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department and is being held without bail.  Assisting in his arrest were officers of the Clayton, Logan and Woolwich police departments.