Criminal Justice News

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests York Suspect on Charges of Aggravated Assault



York, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced that the United States Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Victor Garcia – a 27-year old man in Tampa, FL.

On July 5th, 2016, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Garcia with aggravated assault, false imprisonment and terroristic threats with intent to terrorize another where it is alleged that he stabbed his victim. The victim was treated and survived the wounds. The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force adopted the case to assist in locating and apprehending Garcia.

Members of the Fugitive Task Force developed information that Garcia fled the area and was believed to be in the Tampa, FL area. An investigative lead was sent to Marshals based out of Tampa for assistance in locating and arresting Garcia. Tampa Marshals located and arrested Garcia in the 6400 block of North 20th Street in Tampa without incident. Garcia was located hiding in a shed and was turned over to local authorities. He is awaiting court proceedings pending extradition back to York.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The task force place a high priority on fugitive cases in which the use or threat of violence occurs. Working with our law enforcement partners ensures violent offenders are brought to justice.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the York City Police Department, York County Sheriff’s Office, York County District Attorney’s Office, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pennsylvania State Police and U.S. Marshals out of the Tampa, FL office.

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