Williamsport, PA - U.S. Marshal
Michael R. Regan announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
arrested Michael Gregory Martinez in Brooklyn, New York.
Martinez was being sought on an arrest warrant, dated December 15, 2009, and
signed by Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot in State College,
In July 2009, the Ferguson Township Police Department conducted an
investigation into alleged sexual assaults of a minor in State College. The
assaults allegedly began in October 2006 when the victim was 6 years old.
The investigation revealed the sexual assaults occurred for over 2 ˝ years,
ending in May 2009. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued against
Martinez, charging him with the following offenses:
- 2 counts of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Child
- 3 counts of Indecent Assault
Martinez fled the greater State College area prior to the arrest warrant
being signed in December 2009.
On February 3, 2010, the Ferguson Township Police Department requested the
assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend Martinez.
This fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task
Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
U.S. Marshals based in Williamsport investigated several leads on the
possible whereabouts of Martinez in central Pennsylvania. On February 16,
U.S. Marshals developed information that the fugitive may be hiding in the
New York City area. Subsequently, an investigative lead was sent to the U.S.
Marshals Service in Brooklyn.
At approximately 5:00 AM on February 19, U.S. Marshals located and arrested
Martinez at a house in the 100 block of Chestnut Street in Brooklyn. The
fugitive was taken into custody without incident.
Martinez, 22 years of age, was processed and charged as a fugitive from
justice. He will be scheduled for a court appearance before a New York
magistrate on this charge, and for further hearings relating to his
extradition to Centre County, Pennsylvania.
U.S. Marshals, assisted by the Ferguson Township Police Department, were
diligent in their search for Martinez. The concept of all USMS-led fugitive
task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.
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