Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Kidnapping Suspect in York

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the United States Marshals Service Task Force arrested Mark Lee Jr., 28, of York, Pennsylvania.

On March 27, 2014, the York City Police Department responded to a domestic incident in the 200 block of West Cottage Place. The victim identified the suspect as Mark Lee Jr. who had fled the scene. During the search for Lee, police determined he had an open felony drug warrant. It was believed that Lee kidnapped the victim, and forced the victim to drive him away from the area to avoid being arrested. Lee eventually exited the vehicle and fled near the area of Kurtz and South Newberry Streets.

An arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Dwayne Dubs on March 28, charging Lee with the following offenses: Kidnapping to facilitate a felony, kidnap to inflict injury/terror, unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury, and harassment – course of conduct with no legitimate purpose.

On April 22, the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force began assisting the York City Police Department to locate Lee. Earlier today, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers located and arrested Lee without incident in the 900 block West Poplar Street in York. Lee was transported to the York Central Booking Center, pending judicial proceedings in this case.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “A case such as this, where the suspect uses the innocent public to further his flight from justice, is a high priority for the Marshals Service and its Fugitive Task Force partners. It is my sincere hope that the victim can gain some measure of comfort knowing that the suspect is finally off the street.”

U.S. Marshals received significant assistance from the York City Police Department, the York County Sheriff’s Office, and the Pennsylvania State Police. These agencies are participating members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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