Thursday, April 16, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Robbery Suspect in South Carolina

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) Fugitive Task Force arrested Gregory Johnson, 25, in Columbia, SC.

On April 7, 2015, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) obtained an arrest warrant charging Johnson with Robbery – inflict threat immediate bodily injury, theft by unlawful taking of movable property and simple assault. PSP requested the assistance of the USMS in the Middle District of Pennsylvania in locating and arresting Johnson. Marshals in Harrisburg developed information that Johnson may have fled to South Carolina and sent an investigative lead to the USMS office in South Carolina.

On April 14, Deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers out of SC, located and arrested Johnson in the 100 block of Gadsden Street in Chester, SC. Johnson was turned over to local authorities pending further judicial proceedings.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force places a high priority on fugitive cases in which there is the use or threat of violence against innocent victims. Our community will not be a safe haven for those charged with such violent crimes. We will seek them out.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police and Deputy Marshals out of the District of South Carolina along with its task force partners.

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