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Friday, August 12, 2016

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Scott Bolton



Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Scott Bolton – a 52-year old man in Duryea, PA.

In June 2016, Duryea Borough Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Bolton with aggravated assault where it is alleged he beat his victims with a handgun. The victims were treated for their wounds at a local area hospital. Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force adopted the case to assist in locating and apprehending Bolton.

Since June, members of the Fugitive Task Force worked diligently to find him. Recently, information was developed that Bolton was again back in the Duryea, PA area. Today, the task force located Bolton at a residence in the 300 block of McAlpine Street, Duryea, PA. Bolton initially attempted to flee the residence via a second floor window, however, upon seeing law enforcement retreated inside the residence. Bolton ignored numerous commands to exit the residence resulting in Task Force members breaching the door. Upon entry, Bolton was located however he initially resisted arrest. Bolton had an additional outstanding warrant for parole violation from the PA Board of Probation and Parole. Also located at the residence was Stacey Stackhouse – a 46 year old women, who was arrested for hindering apprehension. Both were turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “We place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence occurs. Working with our task force law enforcement partners ensures violent offenders are brought to justice. I sincerely hope the community rests somewhat easier knowing a fugitive like Bolton is now off the streets.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Duryea Borough Police Department, Avoca Police Department, Pittston Township Police Department, Hughestown Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Scranton Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police.

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