Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today
that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Tonya “Snowy” Dice in Dalton,
Dice, 39-years old, is charged for her role in the 1995 murder of Freddie
Brumfield in Greene Township, Franklin County.
On January 13, 1995, in Green Township, the body of Freddie Brumfield was
found along Funk Road. It was determined that Brumfield died from a single
gunshot wound. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, in June of 1995,
Tonya Dice was interviewed about the incident and admitted to witnessing the
murder and cleaning up the blood afterward.
On July 5, 1995, Dice failed to appear for arraignment in the Franklin
County Court of Common Pleas on an unrelated drug case. A bench warrant was
issued, charging her with failure to appear.
On July 14, 1999, based upon the investigative findings of the State Police
into the 1995 murder, Magisterial District Judge Larry K. Meminger issued an
arrest warrant against Dice. She was charged with criminal homicide and
hindering apprehension/prosecution. Dice remained a fugitive on both cases
In early 2012, the United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the
Middle District of Pennsylvania was asked by the Franklin County Sheriff’s
Office to assist in their investigation. The USMS worked extensively with
the Sheriff’s Office, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau
of Investigation to follow up leads in this case.
Based upon a collateral lead sent from Marshals Service personnel in
Harrisburg, the Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested
Dice this morning in Dalton, Georgia. Dice was found to be living there
under the alias of Jessica Keil with her husband and three children.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Cold cases such as these are
why the Marshal’s fugitive task force was created. The combined skill of
these investigators is why this fugitive was captured. It is my sincere hope
that the victim’s family finds some peace knowing the alleged perpetrator
has been brought to justice.”
Dice is being held in custody in Georgia pending court proceedings for her
extradition to Pennsylvania.
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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