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For Immediate Release

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December 05, 2011 Steven Rowe
Acting Assistant Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (717) 221-2213
U.S. Marshals Capture Alleged Rapist from Williamsport-Area

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

Styers was sought on an arrest warrant, dated November 2, 2011 and signed by Magisterial District Judge James H. Sortman in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

On November 1, 2011, the Pennsylvania State Police conducted an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year old female in Jackson, Township, Lycoming County. The sexual assaults occurred in late August through September 2011. As a result, an arrest warrant was issued against Styers, charging him with the following offenses:

  • 1 count of Statutory Sexual Assault
  • 1 count of Indecent Assault – Person Less than 16 years of Age
  • 1 count of Corruption of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above

On November 14, 2011, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole issued an arrest warrant against Styers, charging him with violation of his state parole. In June 2011, Styers was paroled from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, where he had been serving a state prison sentence.

On November 25, state parole authorities requested the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service to locate and apprehend Styers. This 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 developed leads on the possible whereabouts of Styers in Lycoming County.

On Sunday, December 4 at approximately 10:30PM, U.S. Marshals located and apprehended Styers at an apartment in the 700 block of West Fourth Street in Williamsport. He was taken into custody without incident.

Styers, 25 years of age, was lodged in the Lycoming County Prison, pending court hearings on the rape-related charges.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service takes an aggressive, deliberate approach in locating and arresting fugitives charged with serious felony offenses, especially those wanted for sex crimes against children. The quick capture of Styers reflects the seriousness taken by U.S. Marshals to ensure these type offenders 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 Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office and the Penn College Police Department. The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and Duboistown Police Department also provided assistance and support

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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