Criminal Justice News

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Wyoming County Escapee



Scranton, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrests of Chelsea Robinson, 27, and Shane Macnamee, 32. On May 5, 2017, Robinson was being escorted from the Wyoming County Courthouse to the Wyoming County Correctional Facility in Tunkannock, PA. While in custody, Robinson escaped from her escorts and into an awaiting vehicle. The vehicle was allegedly driven by Macnamee. An escape warrant was immeditaley issued for Robinson and a warrant charging Macamee was issued on May 8th for conspiracy.

On May 12, 2017, Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force members were requested to assist in locating and arresting both Robinson and Macnamee. On the evening of May 14, 2017 a vehicle that contained both fugitives was stopped by New York State Police in Union, NY. Macnamee was taken into custody but Robinson again ran and eluded capture. Earlier today, US Marshals caught up to Robinson at an address in the 400 block of Rome, Pa where she was taken into custody without incident. Robinson was turned over to local authorities pending court proceedings. Macnamee remains in New York where he is facing drug related offenses after being found in possession of contraband during the vehicle stop.

“The primary purpose of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugiitive Task Force is to pull together resources from multiple agencies and apply their specialized skills to locate and apprehend violent offenders,” United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Fugitives like these are why this task force exists. No matter how long it takes, there is no place to hide once this team of experienced investigators is on your trail. The collaborative effort by the Marshals Service and our participating task force agencies is why these fugitives were located.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with members of the Pennsylvania State Police, New York State Police, Scranton Police Department, Bradford County Sheriff’s Office, Tunkhannock Borough Police Department, Susquehanna County Sheriff’s Office, Susquehanna County Detectives as well as assistance from US Marshals out of Binghampton and Syracuse.

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