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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Homicide Suspect Arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Shinnston, WV



Pittsburgh, PA – United States Marshal Steve Frank announces the arrest of Allegheny County Police homicide suspect Roman Jones. Jones was apprehended at approximately 12:30 pm this afternoon by members of the United States Marshals Service Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) in Shinnston, WV. Jones, age 23, was charged by the Allegheny County Police on January, 21, 2015 with criminal homicide, criminal attempt-criminal homicide, aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license. These charges stem from a January 20, 2015 incident in which Jones and co-defendant Jonathan “B.J” Coles are alleged to have shot and killed 24 year old William “Billy” Doyle and wounded two others outside the Crawford Village housing complex in McKeesport, PA. Jones was last known to reside in Clairton, PA and was known to frequent the McKeesport area.

On January 21, 2015, the Allegheny County Police Department requested the assistance of the Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF) with apprehending JONES. WPAFTF Investigators developed information that Jones was in the Clarksburg, WV area and forwarded this information to the MSFTF for further investigation. Jones was arrested by U.S. Marshals Task Force officers and West Virginia State Troopers without incident at a trailer in the Sunshine Mobile Home Park in Shinnston, WV. Investigators recovered a large amount of heroin and approximately $7,000.00 dollars in U.S. currency subsequent to Jones’ arrest. Coles has not been captured to date and remains a fugitive.

The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Allegheny County Sheriffs, and Westmoreland County. These agencies, along with the United States Attorney’s Office, are participating members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force (WPAFTF). .

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