Criminal Justice News

Friday, May 29, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Williamsport Murder Fugitive in Southern Ohio

Williamsport, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Derrick Boone, a 39-year old man, on charges of criminal homicide and other related offenses.

Earlier this morning, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the U.S. Marshals Service’s (USMS) Southern District of Ohio Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team (SOFAST) arrested Derrick Boone in the 6400 block of Hammel Street in Cincinnati, OH. Boone was turned over to local authorities pending his extradition to Lycoming County.

Boone was charged by the Williamsport Bureau of Police with criminal homicide and multiple counts of firearm violations and aggravated assault. It is alleged that, in the early morning hours of April 25, 2015, Boone shot three individuals after an altercation in the 500 block of 5th Avenue. One of the victims died from his injuries.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The coordination and cooperation demonstrated by law enforcement in this case led directly to a dangerous fugitive being taken off the streets. It is our top priority to arrest violent crime fugitives, especially those who have no regard for human life.”

The United States Marshals Service worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Williamsport Bureau of Police and the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, as well as U.S. Marshals from the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Southern District of Ohio.

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