Monday, October 19, 2015

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Long Island Fugitive in Poconos

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Justin Suarez, a 27-year old man from New York.

On October 9, 2015, law enforcement in Long Island, NY issued an arrest warrant charging Suarez with over thirty counts of various offenses. Some of the offenses include strangulation in the second degree, harassment in the first degree, coercion in the first degree, rape in the third degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree as well as other less violent offenses. The U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force developed information that Suarez fled NY and maybe in the Poconos area of PA. An investigative lead was sent to the Middle District of Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force to further the investigation.

This morning, deputy marshals and task force members arrested Suarez in the 1100 block of of Campbell Way, Tobyhanna without incident. He was turned over to local authorities pending criminal proceedings.

U.S. Marshal Martin Pane said, “Our society must not tolerate such violence and should be committed to ensuring that dangerous fugitives are brought before the court. We are committed to ensuring this and it is my sincere hope this arrest brings the victim some sense of comfort knowing the alleged attacker is now in custody.”

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the Pennsylvania State Police, Scranton Police Department, Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department and Southampton Town Police Department.

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