Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Attempted Homicide Suspect in Bronx, NY

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Nygee Taylor, a 25-year-old man, wanted by the Pennsylvania State Police for attempted homicide – kidnapping and criminal attempt homicide and other related charges.

On June 22, Deputy U.S. Marshals and Task Force Officers assigned to the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF) arrested Taylor without incident in the Adams Housing Projects Bronx, NY. Taylor was turned over to local authorities pending extradition back to Pennsylvania.

It is alleged that on October 5, 2014 Taylor played a role in the vicious attack on a female. The victim was kidnapped, beaten, had her throat slit and left for dead in a wooded area in Luzerne County. On June 2, an arrest warrant was issued in Luzerne County by Magisterial District Judge Michael G. Dotzel, charging Taylor with criminal attempt – criminal homicide, conspiracy – criminal homicide, aggravated assault, conspiracy – aggravated assault, kidnapping to inflict injury, unlawful restraint/serious bodily injury, false imprisonment, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The top priority of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force is to arrest violent offenders, especially those who commit such violence against citizens. It is my sincere hope that this arrest brings some sense of comfort to the victim.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police, Scranton Police Department, and members of the New York/New Jersey Fugitive Task Force.

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