Scranton, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane
announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Namer Yousef Al
Daoud in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with the assistance of the U.S. Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
Al Daoud was being sought for a murder that occurred on June 2, 1992 in the
Kingdom of Jordan. It is alleged that Al Daoud shot and killed his sister, then
escaped apprehension. On May 18, 1994, an arrest warrant was issued by the High
Criminal Court in Jordan, charging Al Daoud with Intentional Murder. The maximum
possible penalty in Jordan for this offense is death.
The United States Marshals Service is the primary agency within the federal
government responsible for locating and apprehending fugitives who are wanted by
foreign countries and who have been identified and located in the United States.
In August 2008, an Interpol Red Notice was issued for Al Daoud’s arrest. This
Notice was requested by the Kingdom of Jordan. It was circulated worldwide to
all member countries of Interpol.
The U.S. Marshals Service’s New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force
(NY/NJ RFTF) were investigating the whereabouts of Al Daoud, when information
was developed that he may be in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. An investigative
lead was forwarded to USMS personnel based in Scranton.
On June 13, Marshals Service personnel discreetly located Al Daoud in the
Wilkes-Barre area. In the early afternoon hours, Deputy U.S. Marshals, assisted
by members of the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Fugitive Task
Force and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal
Operations (ERO) officers, located and arrested Al Daoud in the 1100 block of
South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. The foreign fugitive was taken into custody
Al Daoud, 44-years old, was turned over to the custody of ICE. He will be
processed and held, pending further investigation and a hearing before an
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The Marshals Service takes great
pride in investigating the whereabouts of foreign fugitives believed to be
hiding in the United States. This alleged murderer’s arrest today sends a strong
message, confirming two points – crossing international borders is no longer a
viable means to avoid apprehension, and worldwide law enforcement cooperation
through Interpol can and does provide tangible results.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the Wilkes-Barre Police
Department. This agency is a participating member of the USMS M/PA Fugitive Task
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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