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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect in North Carolina



Robbery occurred in Hughesville in December 2013

Williamsport, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested Deontae D. Davis in Concord, North Carolina.

On December 5, 2013, the Hughesville Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery at the UniMart located on North Main Street in Hughesville. The suspect was later identified as Deontae Davis.

On December 18, Magisterial District Judge Jon E. Kemp issued an arrest warrant charging Davis with robbery, terroristic threats, theft, receiving stolen property, and simple assault.

In January 2014, the Hughesville Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Davis. Information was developed that Davis may have fled to North Carolina. In April, an investigative lead was sent to the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of North Carolina.

On June 18, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers arrested Davis without incident in the 1500 block of Daley Circle in Concord, North Carolina. Davis remains in custody pending extradition to Pennsylvania, after he failed to post the $500,000 bond.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force places a high priority on fugitive cases in which there is the use or threat of violence against innocent victims. This type of crime undermines our society. Fugitives like Davis deserve their day in court.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office. This agency is a participating member of the USMS Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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