Wednesday, March 18, 2015

U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests State Fugitive in Georgia

Fugitive sought by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for Institutional Sexual Assault

Harrisburg, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Sheena Johnson, 30, wanted for institutional sexual assault.

On December 30, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections obtained an arrest warrant charging Johnson with institutional sexual assault. On March 11, 2015, state authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Johnson.

Deputy U.S. Marshals developed information that Johnson may have fled to Tennessee. Investigative efforts were coordinated with the USMS Task Force in Chattanooga. On March 16, Johnson was arrested in Rossville, Georgia by USMS task force personnel. She was turned over to local authorities 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.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with officers from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the United States Marshals Service in the Eastern District of Tennessee.

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