Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Pittsburgh Homicide Suspect Captured in New Kensington

Pittsburgh, PA – Early this morning, members of the United States Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) arrested Pittsburgh Police Homicide suspect Jamirre Wilkes, along with two other individuals, at a residence in the 500 block of Freeport Rd, New Kensington, PA. WPAFTF members initially targeted this residence in an attempt to locate and apprehend fugitive Edward Stewart, who was wanted on a Westmoreland County Parole Violation warrant, underlying charge of Possession With Intent to Distribute crack cocaine. Upon knocking at the door, multiple occupants were observed scattering from view and were non-responsive to commands. A breached entry was performed and all occupants were subsequently found within the home. Identified and arrested within the residence was Stewart, Wilkes and Gerald Miller.

When investigators sought to identify Wilkes, he provided a fictitious name of Keeshawn Howard, along with a spurious date of birth. Miller did not possess identification on his person. Through further investigation, WPAFTF members learned that Wilkes was wanted on a warrant issued on January 15, 2014 by the Pittsburgh Police charging him with Homicide and also confirmed Miller’s identity.

During the arrest activity, WPAFTF members discovered a glock .45 cal pistol in the couch where Miller had been lying; a H&K Model 416 22LR assault pistol; a drug scale on the kitchen counter, and some suspected heroin. Miller was charged with illegal possession of the firearm. WPAFTF relinquished the crime scene to the New Kensington Police, who secured a search warrant and processed the scene with the assistance of the Westmoreland County Forensic Unit.

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