Criminal Justice News

Monday, December 23, 2013

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Attempted Murder Fugitive in New Mexico

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested 29-year old Darryl Pierce in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

On May 11, 2011, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police responded to the 500 block area of Maclay Street to investigate a possible shooting. It is alleged that the victim was shot several times, causing serious bodily harm. Investigation by the Harrisburg Bureau of Police identified the suspect as Darryl Pierce.

On April 25, 2012 an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Robert Jennings III in Harrisburg, charging Pierce with:

    One (1) count of Criminal Attempt – Criminal Homicide
    One (1) count of Aggravated Assault
    One (1) count of Criminal Conspiracy/Aggravated Assault
    One (1) count of Carrying Firearm without a license
    One (1) count of Possess, use, control, sell, transfer manufacture Firearm
    One (1) count of Unlawful to fire any weapon/firearm/rocket

Earlier this month, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania to locate and arrest Pierce. The Task Force developed information that Pierce had fled Pennsylvania, possibly to the Albuquerque, New Mexico area. An investigative lead was sent to U.S. Marshals based in New Mexico.

On December 18, U.S. Marshals captured Pierce on Montgomery Boulevard in Albuquerque. The fugitive was taken into custody without incident. Pierce was turned over to the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department for processing and preliminary judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The Task Force places a high priority on arresting violent offenders, especially those who have no regard for human life. This arrest ensured that an extremely dangerous and unpredictable attempted homicide fugitive was taken off the streets.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. Additional assistance was obtained from Marshals Service personnel in the District of New Mexico and the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.

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