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For Immediate Release

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March 17, 2011

James A. Cunfer

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Middle District of Pennsylvania – (570) 323-7245

U.S. Marshals Arrest Fugitive Brothers in Nanticoke

Charges ranged from Attempted Murder to Robbery and Parole Violation –

in Pennsylvania and New York

SCRANTON, Pa. – Acting U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Anthony McClinton and his brother Alonzo McClinton in Nanticoke.

 

Anthony McClinton was being sought by the New York City Police Department’s Violent Felony Squad in the Bronx for a shooting that occurred on March 13, 2011.  The victim was shot in the upper torso.  Anthony McClinton was also wanted for a robbery that occurred in December 2010 in Nanticoke.

 

Alonzo McClinton was being sought by the New York state parole authorities on a parole violation warrant dated July 19, 2010.  He had been convicted on drug charges, served a New York state prison sentence, and then released on state parole supervision.  Alonzo McClinton, like his brother, was also wanted for his role in the December 2010 robbery in Nanticoke.

 

As a result of the shooting in the Bronx, the Anthony McClinton fugitive case was adopted by the U.S. Marshals Service’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force (NY/NJ RFTF), New York City Division.

 

Within the past 24 hours, the U.S. Marshals Service’s Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania received an investigative lead from task force officers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service’s NY/NJ RFTF.

 

On March 16, U.S. Marshals, members of its M/PA Fugitive Task Force, and personnel from the Bronx Violent Felony Squad conducted an investigation at the Apollo Circle housing complex in Nanticoke.  Several individuals were observed exiting a target location in this complex. These persons left the area in a vehicle.  USMS personnel followed the vehicle to the Gerrity’s supermarket on the outskirts of Nanticoke.  At approximately 6:00PM, U.S. Marshals and task force officers moved in and apprehended Anthony McClinton at this location.  The fugitive did not resist.  When confronted by U.S. Marshals, he provided a fake name.

 

A short time later, Alonzo McClinton was captured by U.S. Marshals inside an apartment at the Apollo Circle complex.  When taken into custody Alonzo McClinton provided U.S. Marshals with a false name.

 

Based upon the robbery charges in Nanticoke, both McClinton brothers were arraigned before Senior Magisterial District Judge Andrew Barilla in Wilkes-Barre.  Bail for Anthony McClinton, 23 years of age, was set at $300,000.00.  Bail was set at $15,000.00 for 28-year old Alonzo McClinton.  They were both lodged at the Luzerne County Prison in Wilkes-Barre.

 

Acting Marshal Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service is committed to ridding our community of fugitives charged with violent offenses.  We will continue to assist our Law Enforcement partners to ensure they are brought to justice.” 

 

U.S. Marshals were assisted by several agencies that comprise its M/PA Fugitive Task Force.  This included officers from the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Scranton Police Department and their K-9 officer Justus.  The Nanticoke Police Department provided assistance to U.S. Marshals Service personnel.

 

The concept of all USMS-led fugitive task forces is to seek out and arrest the nation’s most dangerous offenders.  Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov

 

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