Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Attempted Homicide Suspect in New York City

Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Jaquan Pankey, a 21-year-old man, on criminal attempt homicide and other related offenses.

On November 2, 2015 the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Pankey after discovering him hiding in a closet of a Brooklyn residence in the 200 block of East 94th Street. Pankey was turned over to local authorities pending court proceedings and extradition back to Pennsylvania.

It is alleged that on October 8, 2015 Pankey shot and struck his victim in a drive by shooting on North Main Avenue in Scranton.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Our society must not tolerate such violence and should be committed to ensuring that dangerous fugitives are brought before the court. We are committed to ensuring this and it is my sincere hope this arrest brings some sense of calm to the citizens of Scranton and the surrounding communities.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Scranton Police Department, New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force and its partners.

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