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For Immediate Release

Contact:
January 15, 2013 Edward Holst, Supervisor Deputy United States Marshal
Middle District of Pennsylvania (570) 346-7277;
USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals Arrest Harrisburg Murder Fugitive in Philadelphia
Fatal shooting occurred in early December 2012

Harrisburg, PA – United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Stephen Davis in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Davis was being sought for a homicide that occurred on December 4, 2012 in the 1100 block of Cloverly Road in Harrisburg. It is alleged that Davis shot and killed his victim execution-style. On January 5, 2013, an arrest warrant was issued by Magisterial District Judge Lavon Postelle, charging Davis with the following offenses:

  • Murder
  • Criminal Conspiracy - Murder
  • Burglary
  • Criminal Conspiracy - Burglary
  • Carrying a Firearm without a License

At the request of the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in the Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) began investigating the whereabouts of Davis. Information was developed by U.S. Marshals based in Harrisburg which indicated Davis may have fled to the Philadelphia area. U.S. Marshals sent an investigative lead to USMS personnel based in Philadelphia.

Earlier today, U.S. Marshals Service personnel located and arrested Davis without incident in Philadelphia.

Davis, 26-years old, was turned over to the Philadelphia Police Department for processing. He will await a local hearing to determine his extradition to Harrisburg.

United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “It is law enforcement’s top priority to arrest violent offenders, especially those who have no regard for human life. It is hoped that this fugitive’s arrest can bring some sense of closure to the victim’s family.”

U.S. Marshals were assisted by personnel from the Harrisburg Bureau of Police. This agency is a participating member of the USMS M/PA Fugitive Task Force.

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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