Thursday, March 26, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Indecent Assault Suspect

Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Andre Marcellus Jones, 24, wanted for Indecent Assault of a Minor.

On March, 10, 2015, the York City Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Jones with indecent assault of person less than 13 years of age and corruption of minors - defendant age 18 or older. The alleged crimes occurred over a 20-month period from February 2013 through September 2014.

On March 20, 2015, the York City Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Jones. On the same day, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers located Jones in the 600 block of East Market Street, York, PA, where he was arrested without incident. Jones was transported to the York County Jail pending judicial proceedings in the case.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service recognizes the importance of bringing those charged with serious sex crimes to justice as quickly as possible. We give these type cases our utmost attention. It is my hope that the young victim and family members will find comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”

The USMS worked jointly in this fugitive investigation with officers from the York County Sheriff’s Department, the York County District Attorney’s Office and the Spring Garden Township Police Department.

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