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For Immediate Release

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November 01, 2011 James A. Cunfer, Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7727
U.S. Marshals Capture Williamsport Fugitive with Violent Criminal Past
Prior arrests for Homicide & Firearms offenses

Williamsport, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Izone Jackson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jackson was being sought on an arrest warrant, dated August 22, 2011 and signed by Magisterial District Judge C. Roger McRae in Muncy, Pennsylvania.

During July 2011, the Williamsport Bureau of Police conducted an investigation into the alleged drug trafficking activities of Izone Jackson. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued against Jackson, charging him with the following offenses:

  • 4 counts of Manufacture, Delivery or Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack Cocaine
  • 2 counts of Criminal Use of a Communication Facility

On August 31, local authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend Jenkins. This case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Jackson has a violent criminal history, to include prior arrests for murder, possession of firearms, aggravated assault, and narcotics violations.

U.S. Marshals based in Williamsport investigated leads on the Jackson’s whereabouts in Williamsport. Recently, U.S. Marshals developed information the fugitive may be hiding in Philadelphia.

During the early morning hours of November 1, U.S. Marshals and members of the USMS Eastern District of Pennsylvania Violent Crimes Task Force arrested Jackson in the 5800 block of Florence Avenue in Philadelphia. The fugitive was arrested without incident.

Jackson, 39 years of age, will be returned to Williamsport for court hearings on the local charges.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service is committed to ridding our communities of fugitives, especially those like Jackson with a violent criminal history. We will continue to assist our Law Enforcement partners to ensure they are brought to justice.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by officers from the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, a participating agency in the M/PA Fugitive Task Force. The Williamsport Bureau of Police provided assistance during the fugitive investigation.

The capture of Jackson demonstrates the effectiveness of U.S. Marshals Service personnel in locating and arresting fugitives in a timely fashion. The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous and violent offenders.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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