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For Immediate Release

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June 07, 2010 Michael R. Regan, United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2213
U.S. Marshals Capture "Bloods" Gang Member & Accomplice in Berwick Home-Invasion Robbery
Charges stem from May 4th incident in Columbia County

Williamsport, PA - U.S. Marshal Michael R. Regan announced today that U.S. Marshals arrested Gregory Duclaire and Whitney Lynn Sutton in Naples, Florida.

Duclaire and Sutton were being sought on arrest warrants signed by Magisterial District Judge Richard P. Cashman in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

During the evening hours of May 4, 2010, the Berwick Police Department responded to a reported robbery at a residence in the 400 block of North Chestnut Street. Authorities determined that a male suspect had unlawfully entered the residence, occupied at the time by the victim and his infant son. The male suspect allegedly produced a handgun, made threats to the victim, and robbed the victim of money and other personal items. Authorities determined that a female suspect allegedly played a role in the planning and commission of the robbery.

Based upon the crime scene investigation and follow-up interviews, the Berwick Police Department obtained an arrest warrant against Duclaire on May 6, charging him with:

  • 1 count of Robbery – Threatening Immediate Serious Bodily Injury
  • 1 count of Burglary
  • 1 count of Terroristic Threats

On May 28, an arrest warrant was issued against Sutton, charging her with:

  • 1 count of Criminal Conspiracy

On May 9, the Berwick Police Department requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service. The Duclaire and Sutton fugitive cases were adopted as part of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

U.S. Marshals in Williamsport determined Duclaire was also being sought as a fugitive by state authorities in New York. On July 16, 2009, the New York State Division of Parole issued a parole violation warrant against Duclaire. He had been previously convicted on a drug case, served prison time in the New York Department of Corrections, and released on state parole supervision.

U.S. Marshals determined Duclaire is a confirmed “Bloods” gang member in New York City.

U.S. Marshals developed leads on Duclaire’s possible whereabouts in New York City and Florida. An investigative lead was sent to U.S. Marshals in Fort Myers, Florida.

During the morning hours of June 7, while conducting surveillance, U.S. Marshals observed several males and one female exit from a residence in the 4600 block of 23rd Avenue SW in Naples. These individuals left the area in a Jeep Cherokee. U.S. Marshals conducted a vehicle stop in the 1700 block of Sunshine Boulevard in Naples. Duclaire was identified as a passenger in the back seat. Sutton was identified as a passenger in the front seat. Both fugitives were taken into custody without incident. They did not deny their identity. Duclaire had no identification documents in his possession.

U.S. Marshals, based out of Williamsport, worked jointly with the Berwick Police Department in their pursuit of Duclaire and Sutton. This cooperative effort led to the successful and quick capture of both fugitives.

Duclaire, 26 years of age, and Sutton, 18 years of age, were both turned over to the Collier County Sheriffs Office for processing as fugitives from justice. They were lodged in the Collier County Jail, pending court appearances and any further hearings relating to their extradition to Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

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