Scranton, PA – United States Marshal
Martin J. Pane today announced that the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS)
arrested Remington Hedden in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
Hedden, an 18-year old man, was being sought by authorities in Worchester
County, Maryland on charges of:
- Rape in the Second Degree
- Sex Offense in the Second Degree
- Sex Offense in the Fourth Degree
- Assault in the Second Degree
In late June 2012, the Ocean City Police
Department in Maryland investigated an allegation of the rape and sexual
assault of a minor. At the time of the attack, the victim was on vacation.
In January 2013, a warrant was issued in Worchester County, Maryland, for
the arrest of Hedden.
The Worchester County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the
United States Marshals Service in Maryland. Recently, an investigative lead
was received by the USMS Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA) Task Force
in Scranton. It was determined that Hedden was living in the Carbondale
On March 20, Deputy U.S. Marshals from Scranton, along with task force
personnel, located and arrested Hedden on Jeffrey Street in Carbondale. The
fugitive was taken into custody without incident. He was turned over to
Lackawanna County authorities for processing, and to await court proceedings
concerning his extradition to the state of Maryland.
United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “Our Fugitive Task Force worked
diligently to locate and arrest this fugitive. Persons charged with crimes
against our youth need to be brought to justice.”
U.S. Marshals were assisted by officers from the Lackawanna County Sheriff’s
Office and the Pennsylvania State Police. These agencies are participating
members of the USMS M/PA Fugitive Task Force. Additional assistance was
provided by the Carbondale Police Department and the County Detective Unit
of the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office.
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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